Ed Davey tackles Tunbridge Wells obstacle course

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Ed Davey told Lib Dem supporters to 'keep motivated' as he crawled through an obstacle course in Tunbridge Wells

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Sir Ed Davey took another unusual approach to campaigning when he visited Tunbridge Wells on Thursday - by tackling an obstacle course.

The Liberal Democrat leader, who is fast becoming known for his campaign stunts, brought the battle bus to the Kent target seat.

It was his second recent visit to the county - the first was for the local elections when the Lib Dems gained control of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council (TWBC).

He told supporters and activists “to keep motivated as the campaign still has a long way to run”.

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The Lib Dem leader faced criticism for his stunts but said he's "just having fun"

He has faced criticism that the Liberal Democrat campaign has been too centred around his stunts.

While navigating the obstacle course, Mr Davey told the BBC: “Some people called me a centrist dad which is great.

"But I don’t even know what that means - I’m just having fun, right?”

The Lib Dems took full control of TWBC after the local elections, winning 22 seats.

It is something the party hopes to build on for the general election and they see Tunbridge Wells as a key battleground.

The seat has been held by a Conservative since its creation, but outgoing Tory MP Greg Clark has chosen not to stand in this election.

A full list of candidates in Tunbridge Wells can be found here.

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