Parish councilor Edward Thompson welcomed the election of Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.
Tim Farron said that under his leadership, the party would oppose the cuts to tax credits and other benefits in the Conservative’s budget and push for greater spending on infrastructure such as transport and broadband.
At his first speech as leader, Tim said “If you care about human rights join us. If you think you shouldn’t have your emails snooped on join us. If you think everyone deserves a decent home join us.” You can watch Tim’s inspirational speech here.
Parish councilor Edward Thompson said, “These principles are at the heart of what drives the Liberal Democrats, our members and activists. More than ever Britain needs a party that will stand up for what we believe in, so we’re continuing our fightback and I’m asking local residents to be part of it.”
There has never been a more important time to join the party.
Across the Country since the General Election 17,000 people have joined the party. Locally we have been joined by dozens of new activists and members this year, including a number after the cut off for voting in the leadership election, one of which I personally allowed to use my mobile phone to join. The Liberal Democrats have also seen stunning election victories at local council by-elections across the UK, beating both Labour and the Conservatives.
If you would like to join please go to www.libdems.org.uk and join the FOCUS teams fightback.