Former MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole, Annette Brooke, has tonight shown her support for Vikki Slade, hoping to take the seat for Liberal Democrats.
Brooke, who retired from politics in 2001, described hopeful Vikki Slade as an energetic and passionate representative for the constituency, who fully deserves to be selected for the seat.
The former Mid Dorset and North Poole MP, has also praised the 2 years of hard work put in by Mid Dorset and North Poole’s Liberal Democrat party, and is hoping for the “right result” when the results are released at 3am.
Despite David Cameron and Nick Clegg’s visits to the constituency, Brooke does not believe that this will sway voters in the area to vote against Vikki Slade and the Lib Dems.
She said: “I really wouldn’t have thought it would so, because I understand they’ve been quite set pieces, and I’ve heard some people quite indignant that they weren’t actually able to ask the questions they wanted.”
With her fingers crossed for Vikki, she praised her determination to act upon her range of interests, including increasing the number of apprenticeships in the Mid Dorset and Poole area.
“She really wants to really fight for the community and get the very best for. Vikki is a people’s person and that’s important – people can relate to her.”
Although the exit poll predicts a less successful Liberal Democrats, Annette is hoping that Vikki Slade can pip Michael Tomlinson of the Conservatives to take the seat.