photos: Paddy Ashdown makes visit to Burnham-On-Sea area
Ashdown, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, was in the Burnham-On-Sea
area on Thursday (April 8th) to give his support to the party's
local parliamentary candidate, Tessa Munt.
Ashdown visited Wedmore to launch his party's local general election
campaign in the Wells Constituency.
and Lord Ashdown visited the George Hotel and then went on to
Roger Wilkins Cider Barn, where they were joined by Chris
Jagger, brother of the Rolling Stones Mick Jagger.
Ashdown told Burnham-On-Sea.com that he believes Tessa stands
a strong chance of winning and added: "The West Country simply
cannot afford another Tory government, we are still paying for
the last one."
said: "I am delighted that Paddy came to Wedmore to give
my campaign backing and I am convinced we can win here."
Munt is one of several candidates standing in the election. Others
are MP David Heathcoat-Amory (Conservative), Labour's Andy Merryfield,
UKIP's Jake Baynes and BNP candidate Richard Boyce.
Jagger joined Paddy Ashdown, Roger Wilkins and Tessa Munt at the
Munt and Paddy Ashdown in Wedmore today with supporters. Photos
by Jon Ryan and Burnham-On-Sea.com