race enters final hours in Burnham as Nick Clegg visits area
final few hours of the General Election campaign in the Burnham-On-Sea
area have seen senior Lib Dems visiting to give their backing
to Tessa Munt.
leader Nick Clegg and Paddy Ashdown both visited on Tuesday (May
6th) to support their candidate.
Clegg, pictured in Brent Knoll as the Liberal Democrats battle
bus made its way from Land's End to John O'Groats, said: "Tessa
is well known for her energy and commitment to Somerset. The sheer
number of orange posters shows how much support she has! Tessa
has proven herself as an effective MP, with campaign wins in Wells
and Westminster, and a record 700 advice surgeries under her belt.
heading for another hung Parliament and need strong, principled
people like her in Government, anchoring our politics to the common
sense, caring middle ground."
on Tuesday, veteran politician Shirley Williams, who led the Lib
Dems in the House of Lords, visited Burnham-On-Sea's Frith House
Care Home with Tessa to meet residents.
said: "It's always wonderful to visit Tessa. She has so much
energy and everyone is on first name terms with her. Local people
clearly value her and the hard work she has achieved in just five
years. She transcends party politics and we need more independent
minded, 'real' people like her in Parliament."
comes after Prime Minister David
Cameron made a special visit to Wells on Monday where he gave
his backing to the Conservatives candidate James Heappey.
the other candidates have also been hitting the campaign trail
during the final few hours of the election, visiting voters across
the Burnham area in a final bid to secure votes. Click
here for profiles of all the candidates.
Residents at Burnham's Frith House with Tessa and Shirley Williams
The Prime Minister in Wells this week backing the Conservatives'
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