Fightback continues with new Lib Dem leader

Friday 17 July 2015

Havant Lib Dems welcome the announcement that Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, has been elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Tim said that under his leadership, the party would oppose the cuts to tax credits and other benefits in the Conservatives' budget and push for greater spending on infrastructure such as transport and broadband.

Tim added, "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."

Cllr. Faith Ponsonby 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 starting our fightback and I'm asking local residents to be part of it. 17,000 people had joined the party since the General Election. Locally we have been joined by many new members."

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