Boris Johnson accused of ‘hiding away’ during Tiverton and Honiton by-election campaign visit

PM ‘not talking to ordinary people’ say Lib Dems, after he meets small group for tea

<p>Boris Johnson at Ditchetts Farm in Tiverton and Honiton</p>

Boris Johnson at Ditchetts Farm in Tiverton and Honiton

Boris Johnson has been accused of “hiding away from people” during a brief visit to Tiverton and Honiton, as the Conservatives fight to hold on to the seat at the upcoming by-election.

The Liberal Democrats criticised the prime minister’s low-key visit to the Devon constituency after he was spotted meeting party candidate Helen Hurford and a small group of farmers for tea.

Tory officials shared a photo of Mr Johnson at Ditchetts Farm in Tiverton, and the National Farming Union (NFU) said the PM had discussed food security with local officials.

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