SIR Vince Cable was in Street at the weekend to lend his support to Lib Dem Sarah Dyke’s bid to become the first MP for Glastonbury and Somerton.

During his visit, the former Liberal Democrat leader spoke to local volunteers, before joining Sarah Dyke on the campaign trail, knocking on doors and talking to voters.

Sarah Dyke overturned a 19,000 vote Conservative majority to win the Somerton and Frome by-election in July 2023.

Following a review by the Boundary Commission for England, the Somerton and Frome constituency was split in two and Sarah Dyke is contesting the new Glastonbury and Somerton seat. Other candidates standing for the seat are Reform UK's Tom Carter, Green Party's Jon Cousins, Workers Party of Britain's Angela Henderson, Labour's Hal Hooberman, and Conservative's Faye Purbrick.

Speaking after Sir Vince Cable’s visit, Sarah Dyke, Liberal Democrat candidate for Glastonbury and Somerton, said: "Since being elected in July 2023, I've worked hard on the issues that matter to people in this part of Somerset.

"I've campaigned to fix our NHS and make it easier for people to see a GP, I've held the Conservatives to account on the cost of living and called for additional support for rural communities, and I've demanded an end to the scandal of sewage in our local rivers. Meanwhile, the Conservatives have caused a crisis in the NHS, crashed the economy and voted to allow sewage dumping in rivers. They've let rural communities down.

"Now, at the General Election, voters in Glastonbury and Somerton have a clear choice. They either get a hard-working local champion fighting their corner, or yet another Conservative MP content to toe the party line. If I'm re-elected, I will continue championing better local NHS services, fighting for urgent action on the cost of living and working to safeguard the environment."

Sir Vince Cable, former Liberal Democrat leader,  commented: “I’ve come down to Glastonbury and Somerton to lend Sarah my support, because she’s the best choice for residents. Since her brilliant win in last summer’s by-election, Sarah has proved herself to be an extremely hard-working MP and she’s precisely the champion this area needs. Only Sarah can fix the NHS, bring down bills and clean up our rivers here.”