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The Lib Dem Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Somerton and Frome has announced she has stepped down from the race to take over from David Heath as MP for Somerton and Frome.
In a letter sent out today, Sarah Yong said:-
The Somerset MP who HAD been in charge of the badger cull has described his sacking as "brutal".
David Heath, Liberal Democrat MP for Somerton and Frome, was dropped as farming minister last week and now says he won't stand again at the next election.
He told us he didn't believe it was connected to the failure to reach targets for the cull in Somerset.
You can see our Political Correspondent Bob Constantine's full interview with Mr Heath here.
Somerset MP David Heath has been talking about his decision to step down at the next election, and his sacking as farming minister in charge of the badger cull.
Mr Heath - Liberal Democrat MP for the marginal constituency of Somerton and Frome, was speaking at Westminster to our political correspondent Bob Constantine.
David Heath, the MP for Somerton & Frome is the latest casualty of the government re-shuffle. He has been sacked from his post at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with Lib Dem MP Dan Rogerson appointed to a junior ministerial job in the department.