Sir Ed Davey, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, found himself taking an unexpected dip at his party's conference in Bournemouth. The 57-year-old MP fell out of a kayak on the second day of the event, providing an amusing interlude for conference attendees.
Despite his little mishap, Sir Ed Davey is determined to make the Conservative Party sink in the polls. He is proposing a campaign to drop a pledge to build 380,000 homes a year, which will be voted on at the conference tomorrow. This move is sure to stir some controversy and potentially impact the upcoming elections.
The Labour Party has threatened to report the Lib Dems to the police over alleged "smear" tactics in a recent by-election. A cease and desist letter was sent by Labour, accusing the Lib Dems of engaging in "cynical" behavior against their candidate in the Mid-Bedfordshire contest. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer hopes to win the upcoming election and overturn a 24,000 Tory majority in Nadine Dorries' previous seat.
The accusations against the Liberal Democrats have not gone unanswered. Top Labour MP Peter Kyle, who is leading the campaign, claimed that the Lib Dems have "gone feral" and were "wallowing in the gutter." The Lib Dems shot back, labeling the allegations as nothing more than "dirty tricks." They accused Labour of a "desperate" attempt to derail their campaign.