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Somerset councillor to stand for Lib Dems in anticipated Somerton and Frome by-election

May 13, 2022 2:30 PM
In Somerset Live (edited)

Next door to South West Wiltshire, in Somerton and Frome, Liberal Democrats have announced our candidate for a possible by-election.

Sarha Dyke, a Somerset councillor will be aiming to unseat the Conservatives in the event of a by-election in Somerton and Frome.

David Warburton, who has represented the constituency since 2015, has been suspended from the Conservative Party since early-April following allegations of sexual harassment against three women. Mr Warburton - who denies the charges - has not indicated his intention to resign as an MP, nor has any by-election been formally triggered through a recall petition.

However, the Liberal Democrats have announced that Sarah Dyke will be challenging for the seat if any by-election is called, with the party hoping to capitalise on its recent successes in the local elections. A party spokesman said "Everyone expects there to be a by-election in Somerton and Frome, when voters in the south west will get another chance to voice their frustration at Boris Johnson."

Somerset councillor to stand for Lib Dems in anticipated Somerton and Frome by-election - Somerset Live