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Liberalism is alive and thriving

July 22, 2019 10:43 PM
Originally published by Liberal Democrats on Kent County Council

Rob Bird welcomes the election of Jo Swinson as the new Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Jo Swinson LeaderJo Swinson will bring a new dynamic to the party and to the country. She is fed up with the broken politics of Westminster and the failure of the two party system to reach out to all people across the country. Too many people feel that they have been ignored or taken for granted by the Conservative and Labour parties, preoccupied by their own self-interest and political infighting. Only the Liberal Democrats have the values, the ideas and the common strength of purpose to stand up to those who are doing so much to damage our country.

Jo wants to build a truly diverse and inclusive Liberal Democrat party which gives everyone a voice, regardless of who they are, where they have come from or who they love. In Jo's own words, "Our country needs a strong, liberal movement more than ever, and that is what we are going to build."

She inherits an ever strengthening Liberal Democrat movement and will lead the fight against a disastrous Brexit. She will lead the Liberal Democrats into the next General Election, whenever that may be, with confidence and determination.

Click here to read Jo's first speech to members as Leader of the Liberal Democrats.