Honiton and Tiverton By Election - come down to help!
Originally published by Nick Hollinghurst - promoting social democracy as a Liberal Democrat and working for a greener world!
Can you come and help in the Honiton & Tiverton By Election?
Nick and Rosemarie Hollinghurst took some time out before the Jubilee Celebrations got started to get down to Devon to help out in this crucial By Election.
They were very impressed with the HQ staff, the campaign literature, the beautiful countryside, the friendly people - and of course our candidate, Richard Foord.
This is what the Liberal Democrat Press said about him:
"Richard lives in Uffculme with his wife and family, grew up in the West Country and served for ten years in the army, reaching the rank of Major and receiving three campaign medals for service in Iraq and the Balkans.
Richard lives locally and is active across the community. He volunteers at two scout groups in the area and has raised thousands of pounds for charities, including running the London Marathon for the Royal British Legion.
Announcing his candidacy, Richard said:
"Boris Johnson's Conservatives are taking rural communities in Devon for granted.
Our towns and villages are being hit hard by unfair tax hikes, spiralling energy bills and rising fuel prices.
"This Conservative Government has run our local health services into the ground. Ambulance waiting times across Devon are soaring, and thousands are left waiting for weeks in pain, for a GP or dentist appointment.
"I was proud to serve my country in the Armed Forces for 10 years and now want to serve my community in Westminster. We need politicians who listen to the needs of local people and who will deliver results for our area.
"This by-election is a chance to send a message that it's time for a change. Our areas have been ignored for far too long. If elected, I pledge to take no-one for granted and stand up for our local communities in Parliament."
Nick said, "Just as in Shropshire North we stand a very good chance of success here in Devon - but elections need large numbers of people prepared to leaflet and canvass. This is where your help is vital. Get in touch through the national web site and let Honiton HQ know when you will be arriving."
Election Day is 23rd June. Pic shows Nick and Rosemarie Hollinghurst, a local member and two of the HQ staff (seated).