Lib Dem candidate stands down from race to replace Frome MP

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.

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Heath describes sacking as "brutal"

David Heath in his role as Farming Minister Credit: PA

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.

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