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LibDem candidate to replace David Heath in Frome

Somerton & Frome Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce that David Rendel has been selected by the party’s members as parliamentary candidate for next year’s general election.

David Rendel said, “I am delighted to have been chosen to follow in David Heath’s footsteps.  David has been an outstanding MP for 17 years.  It will be a great privilege to build on his fantastic legacy.

“David Heath is very well respected by electors of all parties and none in the constituency.  I intend to win a similarly good reputation as quickly as I can. I will work tirelessly for the people of Somerset in the coming months and then afterwards if elected as their MP.”

Addressing the packed meeting of party members in North Cadbury at which David Rendel was selected, David Heath said, “I am very pleased that David has been selected as our candidate for Somerton and Frome; he is an experienced parliamentarian who knows how to get things done for businesses, towns and rural communities. He will stand up for local people in parliament.”

Chairman of the Somerton & Frome constituency party, John Burrough, expressed his delight. He said, “We are fortunate to have recruited a person of David Rendel’s calibre to follow in David Heath’s footsteps.  His strength of character, breadth of experience and ability to explain and promote Liberal Democrat values make him a strong candidate and we know he will be a fantastic MP for this part of Somerset.”