A FORMER parliamentary candidate has stepped down to resume her career as a TV producer.

Judith Bunting, who was a Liberal Democrat candidate for Newbury earlier this year, is resigning as parliamentary spokesperson.

She said: “It has been a real pleasure to work with members and supporters of the Liberal Democrats across our district.

"I have met some wonderful people and made a number of very good friends.

"For now, I must pay attention to earning a living again, but I look forward to supporting our local team in the future and to continue supporting local groups where I can.”

Judith was among a record large group of local Lib Dems attending the Party Conference in Bournemouth on Saturday.

Newbury & West Berkshire Lib Dem Chair Tony Vickers said: “Judith has given us five of the best years of her life and a considerable boost in political fortunes.

"She has been an outstanding candidate, as the results of the 2015 and 2017 elections show, particularly compared with other similar constituencies.

"We wish her well in her career and are very glad she will continue to be based in Newbury.”