Prime Minister visits Newark ahead of by-election

The Prime Minister has been in Newark ahead of next month's by-election.

David Cameron at a sugar factory in Newark

David Cameron visited a sugar factory in the town and spoke to employees over a cup of tea.

The Newark seat was vacated by former Tory MP Patrick Mercer who resigned over a cash for questions scandal.

David Cameron at a sugar factory in Newark

The by-election will be held on June 5.

The Conservatives have selected Robert Jenrick to try to retain the seat after Mercer's resignation while Labour's candidate is Michael Payne.

Roger Helmer, the MEP for the East Midlands, is UKIP's candidate after leader Nigel Farage confirmed he would not stand.

The Liberal Democrats are expected to announce their choice in the coming days while the Buss Pass Elvis party are also likely to announce their runner.