THE leader of the Liberal Democrats has visited a Somerset seaside town to drum up some waves of support. 

Tim Farron visited Burnham-on-Sea to launch the Lib Dem General Election push in the South West. 

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Mr Farron took to a rescue hovercraft when he visited the Lib Dem target seat. He joined Tessa Munt, who is running for MP in Wells for the party. 

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Tim Farron and Tess Munt. Picture: PA. 

The Lib Dem leader spoke to volunteers at the Burnham Area Rescue Boat charity which operates two life-saving rescue hovercrafts.

Mr Farron then addressed activists on the beach before boarding the craft for a journey along the sands at low tide.

He said: "That was great, and it shows they are the fourth emergency service."