Cllr Paul Arnott, leader of East Devon district council, has joined the Liberal Democrats and thrown his weight behind their candidate Richard Foord for the upcoming Tiverton and Honiton by-election.
His joining represents a huge win for the Liberal Democrats, just two weeks before voters go to the polls in the decisive Tiverton & Honiton by-election.
“I’m clear that Richard Foord is the best candidate and the only one who can beat the Conservatives. He is a strong community campaigner who will stand up for our patch, speaking up for everyone who’s been neglected by this Government.
“My message to everyone out there who feels fed up and ignored - vote for Richard on June 23rd and together we can get our communities the fair deal they deserve.
“If the Liberal Democrats win this by-election it will not only help tip the scales against Boris Johnson, it will send a clear message to all Conservative MPs that they cannot keep neglecting their constituents.
“My message to voters is simple - vote for Richard Foord and you’ll get a hard working local champion who will always put your needs, and the needs of Devon, first.”