Davey has surfing lesson – and falls off – in latest Lib Dem campaign event

Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey continued his action-packed campaign tour with a surf lesson as the General Election fast approaches.

During a trip to Big Blue Surf School in Bude, Cornwall, Sir Ed practised lying and jumping up on the board.

He then hit the waves and fell from his board.

He earlier visited Taunton and Wellington, a marginal constituency, and knocked over a line of big blue dominoes with a Lib Dem yellow one as he called for voters to help his party topple Conservative MPs.

Sir Ed said: “Thursday could be a historic moment for this country. It is an opportunity to vote for a Liberal Democrat local champion who will stand up for the NHS, tackle the sewage scandal and end the cost-of-living crisis.

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Sir Ed Davey battles the surf as part of his General Election campaign (Matt Keeble/PA)

“Conservative MPs have taken voters for granted, ignored their concerns and become more interested in fighting amongst themselves rather than fighting for their constituents.

“They have proven themselves utterly unfit to govern and unfit to represent the needs of those who have elected them.

“On July 4, people have the chance to make sure the Conservative dominoes fall across the blue wall and West Country, and make sure a Liberal Democrat MP can take your concerns right to the heart of Parliament.”

Sir Ed has become known for a series of stunts in his campaigning, which he has said aim to grab the public’s attention so the party can get its message out.

On Monday he took part in a bungee jump as he urged voters to take a similar “leap of faith” and back the Liberal Democrats on Thursday.