It's time to come home to the Liberal Democrats

June 14, 2019 7:53 PM

Greg StoneFollowing the news that Chuka Umunna MP has joined the party, North East Liberal Democrats regional chair Greg Stone said:

"Since the 2017 General Election more than 1 in 4 Labour voters have switched to support the Liberal Democrats. Already in 2019 we have dramatically increased our membership, our number of councillors and our number of MEPs. Recent polls show the Lib Dems ahead of both the Conservative and Labour parties as the main challengers to Nigel Farage's Brexit Party."

If you're concerned about our country's political crisis, our role in the world, and the future of our planet, we'd like you to join our movement as we seek to end the dominance of the failed Labour-Conservative two-party system. Stop Brexit, and become a party of government to reform and renew our politics, our country, and our region.

"The Liberal Democrats are once again a growing force in British politics and we are expanding our support regionally and nationally.

"It's time to join the Liberal Democrats surge and help us secure a tolerant, open, and fair future for our country. This is the Liberal moment. Come home to the Liberal Democrats."

Commenting on his decision, Liberal Democrats MP Chuka Umunna said:

"I have chosen to join the Liberal Democrats because it is at the forefront of a renewed, progressive and internationalist movement in British politics that shares my values.

"Labour and the Tories are committed to facilitating Brexit, and Brexit makes ending austerity virtually impossible. The Liberal Democrats are not - they were arguing for a People's Vote and to remain in the EU from the very start.

"I am convinced the Liberal Democrats, as the spearhead of a broader progressive movement in civil society, offer the best chance to improve the lives of those I represent as well as countless other citizens across our country."

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:

"Chuka and I have worked together effectively for many months, campaigning for a People's Vote and to Stop Brexit.

"I know that he will be a great asset to our party not just on Brexit, but in fighting for the liberal and social democratic values that we share.

"He joins alongside 20,000 people across the country just this month, demonstrating clearly that the Liberal Democrats are the biggest, clearest and most formidable force in the liberal centre-ground of British politics today."

You can join the Newcastle Liberal Democrats now at https://libdems.secure.force.com/LiberalDemocrats/NewMemberLocal