Sir Vince Cable visits to support Gideon Amos

1 Jul 2024
Vince Cable visiting Taunton and Wellington

Former Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable, was in Taunton and Wellington at the weekend.

Sir Vince, who was Business Secretary from 2010 until 2015, was endorsing the campaign of Gideon Amos to become the new constituency’s first MP in the General Election on Thursday.

He spent Friday evening canvassing in Wellington before meeting party supporters in Taunton the following morning ahead of more canvassing.

Sir Vince told Gideon: “You have a fantastic team here with real enthusiasm. 

“I get a sense from the polling that you're almost there but it’s going to be close.

“We need to keep pushing to the very last minute, but there is a really good chance here.

“You’ve got a really good campaign here, and I look forward to seeing you in Parliament.”

Gideon said afterwards: “I’m delighted to have the support of someone of Sir Vince’s calibre to win Taunton and Wellington from the Conservatives in this General Election.

“Without his work as a minister, the UK would not be the biggest offshore wind energy generating country in the world.

“His record of sound economic management and leadership, such as creating two million apprenticeships and setting up the Green Investment Bank, are a model for the kind of responsible government we desperately need to see in the UK once again.”

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