Cambridge Liberal Democrats have welcomed the election of Jo Swinson, the MP for East Dunbartonshire, as the Leader of the Liberal Democrats. Jo won the leadership election this afternoon, receiving 47,997 votes.
The contest, fought between Jo Swinson and Ed Davey, followed a 20,000 surge in members for the Liberal Democrats after successful local and European elections and saw over 76,000 Liberal Democrat members vote.
Rod Cantrill, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for Cambridge said “It is fantastic news that Jo has been elected as the new Leader of the Party. This country is crying out for a liberal movement that can challenge the forces of nationalism and populism. A liberal movement that can tackle those big issues, not just Brexit, but climate change and social inequality, acting in the interests of the people and the planet. Jo has the vision, the energy and the determination to ensure that the Liberal Democrats are at the heart of that liberal movement."