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Lib Dems are party on the rise

April 6, 2017 4:46 PM
In Southend Echo

Carol Mulroney Echo Letter 4th April 2017

Carole Mulroney responds to a letter from Mark Smith in the Southend Echo

Following a letter to the Southend Echo, Carol Mulroney responded:

Lib Dems are party on the rise

Mark Smith ponders the point of the Liberal Democrats. Well ponder this.

Since the General Election, the Lib Dems have doubled their membership to 87,000, the highest for 20 years, with 5,000 joining in March alone. And since the EU referendum the Lib Dems have seen a surge of support in council byelections and, of course, we won Richmond from the Tories.

This is because people now see how important are the Lib Dem values of keeping our country open, tolerant and united in this time of divisiveness and fears for the future.

Even our Prime Minister in her speech in the House of Commons on invoking Article 50 extolled the need for Europe to espouse Liberal Democratic values*. The referendum did not alter geography. We are part of Europe and the Lib Dems want to continue working as closely as possible with our European friends.

Liberal Democrats are the still small voice of reason which is gaining "momentum" and think that wasteful time spent on political infighting would be better spent on working together to look after our elderly, sick and mentally ill and provide social housing and better living conditions for everyone who needs them and the many other services our country needs.

Mr Smith's letter knock all the paries expecpt Labour so we must assume that is where his support lies. So maybe he can tell us what is the point of Jeremy Corbyn - the most ineffective Labour leader since Michael Foot.

This letter was published on 4th April 2017.

* Theresa May extolls Liberal Democratic values, much to the enjoyment of the parliamentarian Liberal Democrats: