Daisy Benson has withdrawn herself as Liberal Democrat Parliamentary spokesperson for Yeovil citing personal reasons.

She appeared on The West Country debate less than a week ago but will not appear on ballot papers in June's snap election because she's "in the process of completing purchasing a house within the constituency."

Her full statement reads:

With regret I've decided not to put myself forward to stand for the Liberal Democrats in Yeovil in the upcoming snap General Election.

Daisy Benson

Paddy Ashdown sent a letter to the Yeovil Liberal Democrat members which read:

You will have seen the very sad news that Daisy Benson has, for personal reasons withdrawn as our candidate for the General Election on 8th June 2017.

Paddy Ashdown

Watch the full West Country Debate here: