Boost for Tim Farron as former Labour candidate backs Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on May 6, 2010

The Westmoreland Gazette reports the good news for the very splendid Tim Farron’s re-election hopes:

TIM Farron’s campaign to retain Westmorland and Lonsdale has received an unlikely boost from his former Labour opponent in the 2005 General Election.

In an open letter to voters, John Reardon urged people not to support his old party but instead to cast their votes for the Liberal Democrats to ‘keep out the Conservatives’.

“I am writing to you asking you to support Tim and the Liberal Democrats at this election,” writes Mr Reardon.

“Labour cannot win in Westmorland, as I learned with only seven per cent of the vote last time. Every vote for Labour will just help the Tories win Westmorland.

“I’m asking you to use your vote to make sure we keep the Tories out.”