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Bath's Lib Dem prospective candidate pulls out of 2017 election

Jay Risbridger was the Liberal Democrat's parliamentary candidate for Bath. Credit: @JayRisbridger

The Liberal Democrats prospective candidate for the Bath Constituency in June's election has pulled out.

Jay Risbridger runs a business in the area and the party says he is finding new premises and cannot focus on both.

Bath is a high profile target seat for the Liberal Democrats. In the Last election in 2015 Ben Howlett won the seat for the Conservatives - before that it had been Lib Dem since 1992.

The announcement comes just a day after Daisy Benson withdrew herself as Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesperson for Yeovil - citing personal reasons.

'I cannot fight the Moor View seat' - says former Labour MP

Alison Seabeck says she can't run for 'deeply personal reasons'. Credit: PA Images

A former Labour MP has confirmed she will not be fighting to take back her Plymouth seat in the 2017 General Election.

Alison Seabeck was elected to represent Plymouth Moor View in 2010 but lost her seat to the Conservatives in 2015. She was previously the MP for Plymouth Devonport, elected there in 2005, before the constituencies were reorganised and the Moor View seat created.

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