Lib Dem leader praises Burnham-On-Sea's ex-MP in local visit
Liberal Democrat party leader Sir Menzies Campbell visited the Burnham-On-Sea
area this week when he spoke out about his concerns on international
issues and praised the area's former MP.
Menzies, 76, was a Lib Dem MP for North East Fife from 1987 until
he stood down in 2015. He was also the party's spokesperson on Foreign
Affairs from 1992 until 2006.
addressed over 60 local people at a lunch in the village of Mark,
near Burnham-On-Sea, which was led by the area's former MP Tessa
Menzies spoke on a number of international issues, including the
deadly chemical attack in Syria which he described as "completely
shocking", the "hugely worrying" chemical attack
in Salisbury, and Mid-East instability.
described Donald Trump as an "erratic, weak President"
who has created a "fragile international atmosphere."
he went on to attack Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as someone
who poorly represents the UK abroad.
about the prospects for the Liberal Democrats at the next election,
he said: "We are going to do better than we did at the last
election. I am very firmly of the view that the Lib Dems do best
through focussing on local government and local issues."
is a lot of spirit around here locally and when it comes to Tessa
she has a lot of energy. She is smart and quick-on-the-draw - I
would love to see her back in Parliament. If the work gets done,
Sir Menzies Campbell visiting the village of Mark, near Burnham-On-Sea,
this week. Former MP Tessa Munt is pictured presenting him with
a large piece of Somerset cheese to thank him for the visit.