Lib Dem membership surge

The Liberal Democrats in Colne Valley have seen a surge in new members over the past two weeks, with membership up 25 % since the general election was called.

It comes as the Liberal Democrats reach their highest ever membership nationally, with over 101,768 members. 14,000 new members across the country have joined the Liberal Democrats in the two weeks since the General Election was announced and over 50,000 members have joined since last year’s EU referendum.

Liberal Democrat candidate Cahal Burke said:
"More and more people in the Colne Valley are joining the Liberal Democrats, e.g. the only major UK party standing up against a hard Brexit/the only party providing a decent opposition to this Conservative government.

“We are going into these elections bigger than ever before, with a clear message and a growing sense of momentum.

“Liberal Democrats are the main challengers in Colne Valley, providing a strong and united opposition to the Conservatives/Labour.

"Communities here deserve representatives who will fight against cuts to our schools, NHS and social care services.

"In local councils just as in Westminster, Liberal Democrats will provide the strong opposition that Britain needs.”

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