latest: Lib Dem's Paddy Ashdown visits Burnham-On-Sea
Ashdown, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, visited Burnham-On-Sea
on Monday morning (April 19th) after Vince Cable, the deputy leader
of the party, had to postpone his visit due to continuing air
travel problems caused by last week's volanic eruption.
Ashdown attended a business meeting at the Oaktree Arena on Monday
morning to give his support to Tessa Munt, the Lib Dems' parliamentary
candidate, after Mr Cable postponed his visit until May.
Munt told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was a shame that Vince
was unable to visit us here in Burnham due to the continuing travel
problems, but it was wonderful to have Lord Ashdown instead. He
answered many questions from the audience."
MP David Heathcoat-Amory was also in Burnham on Monday, and held
a well-attended open business meeting of his own for local traders
in the Reed Arms pub on The Esplanade.
later walked along the High Street, meeting shoppers and visitors
in Burnham town centre.
candidates standing in May's election are Labour's Andy Merryfield,
UKIP's Jake Baynes, the British National Party's Richard Boyce
and the Green Party's Chris Briton.