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Lib Dems select general election candidate for Bath

Wera Hobhouse chats to former lib dem leader Nick Clegg in 2015 Credit: PA

The Liberal Democrats have selected Wera Hobhouse as their general election candidate for Bath.

The selection was rushed through after Jay Risbridger, the party's original candidate stood down.

Bath is one of the Lib Dem's top target seats. It was previously a stronghold but is currently help by Conservative MP Ben Howlett.

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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.

Fire breaks out in Bath city centre

The fire broke out in the home above a restaurant just before 1pm onCharles Street. Credit: Joan Sharp

A flat fire has broken out in Bath, closing many roads in the centre of the city.

The fire broke out in the home above a restaurant just before 1pm, closing Charles Street and Monmouth Place to drivers.

First Bus says its services have been affected - and warned delays would hit journeys.

Credit: Joan Sharp
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