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Lib Dem Membership Reaches 10 Year High

July 7, 2016 12:06 AM
Originally published by South Central Region Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats have their highest membership for a decade after attracting 15,000 new members to the liberal movement since the referendum result.

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This followed Tim Farron's announcement that the party would fight the next general election as the only UK-wide party committed to protecting Britain's relationship with Europe.

The Liberal Democrats now have the highest number of members in over ten years.
Saturday's March for Europe in support of Britain's EU membership saw Tim Farron address a large crowd in central London as membership continued to grow, with the party membership now standing at more than 74,000.

Party President Sal Brinton said:
"Only the Liberal Democrats are left to make the positive case for Britain remaining in the heart of Europe. We respect the result of the referendum but the Leave campaign failed to present any kind of plan for post-Brexit Britain. For the sake of British jobs, services and the freedom of young people to live, work and study across Europe, Britain needs a pro-European voice more than ever.

"With Conservative leadership contenders fighting over who will drag Britain out of Europe first, and Labour leadership contenders simply fighting among themselves, only the Liberal Democrats are focusing on the vital issues facing the country at this moment of national crisis."


Notes to Editor
The party has gained over 15,000 members since the referendum.The membership now stands at over 74,000 after any members who are yet to renew from the Q2 of 2016 are deducted.