SIR Vince Cable visited Chard on Saturday to meet with voters ahead of next week's General Election, saying no seat can be "taken for granted".

The former leader of the Liberal Democrats joined the party's Yeovil parliamentary candidate Adam Dance to "hear concerns and questions" from constituents.

Sir Vince said: "I am spending several days in Somerset, where we expect to win back parliamentary seats for the Liberal Democrats. 

"However this is a competitive race, and nothing is taken for granted.

"I am here to support Adam Dance, who is an excellent candidate as I believe we will be able to bring the Yeovil constituency back to the Liberal Democrats, where Paddy Ashdown was the MP."

Adam added: "I am very grateful for Vince taking time to join me in speaking with a range of voters across Chard.

"We want to make the case for a Fair Deal with the Liberal Democrats or more of the same with the  Conservatives. 

"Yeovil and Chard deserve greater support from our MP which I intend to provide starting on Friday, if I am successful in the election."

Adam said he was calling for "an NHS which works for us all", "support for local businesses", and "care for our natural environment".

The parliamentary candidates standing in the Yeovil constituency are: Independent Steve Ashton, Reform UK Laura Bailhache, Liberal Democrat Adam Dance, Conservative Marcus Fysh, Labour Rebecca Montacute, and Green Party Serena Wootton.