Actor Hugh Grant has been campaigning in Devon - urging people to vote tactically in the upcoming General Election.

The Love Actually star is a staunch Remainer and opposes the Conservatives’ Brexit plans.

He is visiting constituencies across the UK where tactically voting could prevent Tory candidates from being elected.

Hugh met with local businessmen to talk about politics. Credit: ITV News West Country

Grant was in Sidmouth, east Devon, yesterday and told ITV News West Country why he is hoping for a hung Parliament following the election.

The hung Parliament is my dream result because I think what would happen then is probably there would be a minority Tory government again. I think Boris would have to bring back his Withdrawal Bill, I think it would then get amended by a largely Remain Commons and one of those amendments would be that the whole thing be conditional on a second referendum so for rabid Remainers like myself, that would be a great result.

Hugh Grant

But Grant’s views on Brexit triggered a response from Exeter-based businessman Tim Martin, who founded the Wetherspoons pub chain.

Wetherspoons founder Tim Martin. Credit: ITV News West Country

Brexiteer Martin told ITV News West Country that Grant’s desire for a hung Parliament and a second referendum was a “daft idea”.

I think if there is another hung Parliament, people will be incredibly depressed. It can’t go on like this - we have to resolve the issue.

Tim Martin