Lib Dem leader Tim Farron visited Sussex today to launch the campaign of one his party’s parliamentary candidates.
Kelly-Marie Blundell is looking to take back Lewes from the Tories, as Maria Caulfield unseated long-time MP Norman Baker back in 2015.
The town was Mr Farron’s first step on his leader’s tour and having arrived on the Lib Dem ‘battle bus’ he walked through Cliffe High Street to be met by more than 30 activists and supporters.
Ms Blundell, a Seaford resident, said: “We are determined to put the constituency of Lewes back into Liberal Democrat hands.
“Every time I canvass I speak to someone who regrets not voting for Norman in 2015, and they are now voting for me.
“If you want to stop a disastrous Hard Brexit, if you want to keep Britain in the single market, If you want a strong opposition to fight for an open, tolerant and united Britain, this is your chance.”
Mr Farron told supporters: “If you vote Conservative in this election, the Conservatives will continue to take you for granted.
“As they have with the Southern Rail crisis, as they have with the cuts to education, and as they have with the Brexit negotiations.”
Ms Caulfield is defending a majority of 1,083.
The general election has been called for Thursday June 8.
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