Tiverton and Honiton by-election to take place on 23rd June

The Writ has been moved for the Tiverton and Honiton by-election to take place on 23rd June.

The by-election was caused by the resignation of Neil Parish after he was discovered watching pornographic videos during  parliamentary meetings on two occasions.

Ed Davey said that the by-election gave voters the chance to send Boris Johnson’s Government a message they cannot ignore and elect a local Lib Dem champion to fight for them:

People in rural communities like Devon have had enough of being neglected by this Conservative government.

The Conservatives’ failure to tackle the cost of living crisis has left millions struggling to pay their bills, while people wait hours for an ambulance and weeks for a GP or dentist appointment.

The Liberal Democrats are the main challengers to the Conservatives in Tiverton and Honiton. On the 23rd June voters can send Boris Johnson’s government a message they cannot ignore – and elect a strong local champion who will stand up for them.

If you want to help the Tiverton and Honiton campaign, you can find out more details here. 

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3 Comments

  • The Government have picked the 23rd June as a reminder of the Brexit vote 6 Years ago. That ties in with the current bluster about a Trade War with The EU.

    What is unclear is whether the intended audience are Voters or Tory MPs. Johnson is trying to rebuild his Brexit Coalition to see off any “moderate” challengers like Hunt.

  • That was my thinking – that the date would be picked to coincide with the referendum anniversary. We should avoid falling into the trap (talking about Brexit) but concentrate on current issues (cost of living etc). Only engage with voters on Brexit if they bring up the issue (they may express regrets of course!)

  • Alex Macfie 22nd May '22 - 3:43am

    Only political nerds will remember the date of a referendum from 6 years ago. Ordinary voters will be basing their decisions on how current government policy affects their lived realities, not on Brexit bluster one way or t’other.

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