West Cornwall's Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate has had a not-so-sly dig at camera-shy Prime Minister Theresa May while simultaneously plugging a visit by his own leader Tim Farron.

Former St Ives MP Andrew George announced on Facebook that Mr Farron will be in Penzance tomorrow, while also mocking a stage-managed trip by Mrs May last week which turned into a fiasco as reporters were denied the chance to film her and she was kept clear of any meeting with members of the public.

Mr George wrote online: "Unlike other leaders, Tim is happy for the press to attend, and members and their guests are also cordially invited - please come along."

He added that the meeting will be at 7pm at Penwith College in Penzance, before concluding: "PS: No-one will be locked in a room."

During Mrs May's visit last week to a business on Water-ma-Trout industrial estate, which was not announced ahead of time, journalists and photographers were not allowed to follow her through the building and were limited to asking just two questions, in a separate room.

Party leaders are all currently electioneering after Mrs May U-turned on repeated assurances she would not call a snap general election, setting a date for June 8.