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Lib Dems launch final push to oust Tory ‘big beasts’

Lib Dems launch final push to oust Tory ‘big beasts’
Some seat-by-seat surveys suggest Sir Ed Davey’s party could outperform Conservatives and become official opposition

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Lib Dems Launch Final Push to Oust Tory 'Big Beasts'

The Liberal Democrats have launched a final election push to target the seats of Tory "big beasts" as the party attempts to become the official opposition. Canvassers for Sir Ed Davey's party have knocked on more than 100,000 doors across eight constituencies of top Tories and senior party figures who have stood down. The party is aiming to unseat prominent Conservatives, including Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, in a bid to outperform the Tories and become the official opposition. The Liberal Democrats are focusing heavily on traditional Tory heartland seats in the Blue Wall as well as their own former safe seats in the South West, many of which they lost following the Brexit vote. The party's campaign has been dominated by a focus on social care, the sewage crisis, and ambulance waiting times, while also seeking to capitalize on centrist Tories who became disillusioned with their party under Boris Johnson and Liz Truss. The final days leading up to the election will be critical as the Liberal Democrats attempt to pull off a shock win in these former Conservative strongholds.