Richard Foord standing in front of a group of supporters holding "Liberal Democrat" posters

About Richard

Richard Foord is your Liberal Democrat candidate for Honiton & Sidmouth.

With boundary changes causing the Tiverton & Honiton to be abolished, Richard will be standing for the new Honiton & Sidmouth constituency.

Richard was born and raised in the West Country. He now lives in Uffculme with his wife and three children, all of whom attend local schools.

He has represented the people of Tiverton & Honiton as their Member of Parliament since June 2022, when he overturned a staggering Conservative majority of over 24,000 in a crucial by-election that sent shockwaves through Westminster.

Before entering frontline politics, Richard served for more than a decade in the Army - earning the rank of Major. He received three campaign medals for service in Iraq and the Balkans, and spent time as a UN peacekeeper in Kosovo during the 2000s.

As an MP, Richard has campaigned to ensure South West Water are held to account, to save a locally funded wing of Seaton Community Hospital, and to protect key local services like banking facilities and community police stations.

In his spare time, he volunteers with local scout groups in Willand and Cullompton and has previously ran the London Marathon for the Royal British Legion. He's an avid cyclist and enjoys nothing more than getting out into our beautiful countryside with his family on the weekends.

Richard is also the Liberal Democrats' Defence Spokesperson, calling for more action to support the Ukranian people in the wake of Putin's illegal invasion. He has also pushed to end to violence currently raging in the Middle East through a ceasefire, to protect lives and enable a two-state solution to advance.