A TYNE Valley man will contest the Berwick-Upon-Tweed constituency for the Liberal Democrats.

Tom Hancock, who lives in Ovingham, will attempt to regain the seat from Conservative Brexiteer Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

A housing association worker, Mr Hancock grew up in the county and said that local residents felt completely ignored by politicians in London and County Hall.

He described himself as a pro-European arguing for liberal values in Leave voting Berwick-upon-Tweed.

The Lib Dems are looking to regain a seat they held for decades, pledging to fight for the right to rural healthcare equal to services in towns and cities.

The party had also promised to work to provide affordable homes in the right places, while campaigning against big money developments for second-home owners.

Liberal Democrat stalwart Sir Alan Beith held the seat from 1973 until 2015, but the party was pushed into third place in 2017.

The other candidates are Thomas Stewart, who is standing for the Green Party and Trish Williams, who is the Labour Party Candidate.

Mr Hancock was contacted by the Courant for an interview, but did not respond to requests.