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Outstanding Success in the Tiverton & Honiton Bye Election - Congratulations to Richard Foord and the Team!

July 3, 2022 11:29 PM

Tiverton and Honiton Result (BBC)Well, you can't take risks with something as important as this!

So Rosemarie and I made a second trip out and joined the tired but confident Election Day Team, helping out with a couple of 4-hour telling sessions near Axminster.

In the event it was an outstanding success which reflected Tory scandals, Tory neglect of the farming community, Lib Dem organisation and Lib Dem dedication.

Congratulations to Richard Foord and the Team!

Richard Foord WinSeveral voters mentioned that they were Labour Party members but voting tactically because they very much preferred a Lib Dem MP to another Tory.

I duly expressed by appreciation - this must have helped. However a large number of normally Tory voters must have actually votred Lib Dem too, rather than just staying at home.

The Polling Station I was sent to had a wonderful view, the weather was warm and dry, the birds were siniging and, ther being no Tory teller, the polling officers provided me with biscuits and tea.

The time just sped by and the news of success in the morning made the long journeys worthwhile.