Spot the BoJo: Boris Johnson rumoured to be in Tiverton and/or Honiton

Story also carried in the Telegraph.

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On-the-ropes PM Boris Johnson is believed to be heading to Honiton today to back the Tory candidate standing in this month’s Tiverton and Honiton by-election. It follows the resignation of disgraced former MP Neil Parish in April after he admitted to watching pornography in the House of Commons.

The PM is rumoured to be planning a walkabout in Honiton today but no media invites have been issued. Local Conservative press officers last night hinted that there would be a visit today by a Tory bigwig. Today on twitter political commentators added to the rumours.

UK Politics Briefly said: “Boris Johnson is expected to be campaigning in Tiverton and Honiton in Devon today.”

The Conservatives are defending a majority of more than 24,000 votes bequeathed them by Mr Parish in the 2019 general election. Voters in Tiverton & Honiton will go to the polls on Thursday, June 23.

Helen Hurford is the Conservative candidate with businesswoman Liz Pole, who also ran in 2019, for Labour and former army major Richard Foord is the Lib Dems’ candidate.

Reform UK, formerly known as the Brexit Party, has named Andy Foan as its candidate, with Gill Westcott for the Green Party, Frankie Rufulo of the For Britain Movement, Ben Walker of UKIP and Jordan Donoghue-Morgan of the Heritage Party also on the ballot paper.