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New Lib Dem leader begins Fightback

July 17, 2015 11:59 AM

Local campaigner, Mark Jewell welcomed the announcement that Tim Farron, has been elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.

Mark highlighted, "Tim was brought up in Preston and I'm delighted he will lead our fightback".

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.

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."

Mark Jewell added, "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."