The Liberal Democrats chances of mounting a serious General Election challenge have been cast in doubt following revelations that they have already come a cropper in two seats.
Following the announcement by Daisy Benson that she would run for the party in Yeovil, the LibDem candidate stood down because:
“Although I’ve been preparing for the past year, this election unfortunately comes at precisely the wrong time for me. I’m just in the process of completing purchasing a house.”
Yeovil is a key target seat for the Liberals, casting doubt over whether they can really mount a serious challenge come June 8th.
And as political commentator Guido Fawkes pointed out today, the party is also in disarray in Bath, which is considered an established yellow seat with a comfortable majority of almost 4,000.
Despite the LibDems priding themselves on having candidates in place before everyone else they have left it until the last moment to choose their candidate – an uninspiring Euro-fanatic called Wera Hobhouse, yesterday.
Let’s hope her property aspirations don’t get in the way!