Richard Foord selected as candidate in Tiverton and Honiton by-election

Congratulations to Richard Foord who has been selected as our candidate in the Tiverton and Honiton by-election on 23rd June!

Richard lives in the constituency and is a former Army Major who served as a UN peacekeeper in Kosovo. He currently works for a University and volunteers for the Scout movement. He has also run the London marathon for the Royal British Legion.

You can read more about him on his personal website here and on the Liberal Democrat website here.

Ed Davey said:

Richard is an incredible candidate, whose dedication to others has shone not only through his career, but also in his voluntary roles in the community.

This by-election will be a two-horse race between Boris Johnson’s Conservatives and hard-working Liberal Democrat local champion, Richard Foord. This Conservative government has taken Devon for granted with local health services being neglected and botched and with trade deals undercutting farmers at every turn.

The Liberal Democrats are the clear challengers to the Conservatives in Tiverton & Honiton. On 23rd June, you can elect a strong local champion who will stand up for our communities and help kick Boris Johnson out of Number 10.

* Mary Reid is a contributing editor on Lib Dem Voice. She was a councillor in Kingston upon Thames, where she is still very active with the local party, and is the Hon President of Kingston Lib Dems.

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6 Comments

  • Yeovil Yokel 20th May '22 - 2:29pm

    An intriguing, and possibly masterful, choice for a safe rural Conservative seat.
    A major, eh? – Paddy was but a mere captain.
    You don’t want to miss this one, folks, roll your sleeves up and get stuck in.

  • Mick Scholes 20th May '22 - 9:33pm

    Just checked with Wikipedia, and Jo Grimond was a Major. I do believe the sound of gunfire is coming from Honiton & Tiverton, if anyone is in doubt about what to do and which way to march!

  • David Le Grice 20th May '22 - 11:35pm

    Unfortunately he lives in Uffculme which is going to be split from the main part of the constituency at the next election, do we know if he’s ok with moving to future constituency of Honiton if he wins?

  • David Evans 21st May '22 - 9:12am

    David, he is up for election to the existing constituency to represent the people of that area. He is not up for election to any potential future one based on any new boundaries that may come about have not been finalised yet. At best your question is mere trivia given the scale of problems we have to address as a nation, but at worst, is a distraction that could be used as an example to undermine his candidature.

  • No Tory candidate yet, as far as I am aware. I imagine there won’t be many applicants!

  • Jason Connor 22nd May '22 - 5:23pm

    Do we know who the Lib Dem candidate for Wakefield is, I can’t seem to find the information?

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