David Parsons was first to respond so here is his opener:
It was a huge honour to serve as one of your Cornwall Councillors between 2011-2017
I was proud that in that time I was able to make a real difference both to the town and to individuals
For personal reasons, I was not able to stand for election last year. However, as my circumstances have changed I am delighted to announce that I am the Lib Dem candidate in the forthcoming Cornwall Council by-election that takes place on Thursday 23rd August
This election will be close. I am standing with experience behind me. The person elected will only hold the seat for a little over two years and will need to hit the ground running. I know how to make a difference in County Hall, as I did before.
It would be a pleasure to once again represent you on Cornwall Council and be part of a team that stands up for Bude.