THE Lib Dem candidate for a hotly contested seat has been announced.

Oli Henman has been selected as the party’s candidate for the seat of Lewes in the event of a general election.

He will compete against Tory MP Maria Caulfield, who has a majority of more than 5,000 votes.

He said: “I am excited to be selected to stand for the Lewes constituency, a beautiful part of the country which I am delighted to call home.

“However, our area is facing major challenges.

“The devastating Tory cuts of recent years have undermined our local services and the

threat of a damaging no-deal Brexit is critically endangering our local economy.

“The next election, when it finally comes, will mark a crucial moment for the future of our country.

“People will face a stark choice between the continued chaos.”