John, it's an honour to have
been elected as Leader of the Liberal Democrats.
A huge thank
you to all of you who voted, who showed up for hustings, who sent in
questions and have been a part of this.
You’ve put your faith
in me and I’m not going to let you down. Our Party and our country
face extraordinary challenges. We must face those challenges together.
Together we can rebuild our party and deliver the
fairer, greener and more caring society we all want to see.
My friend Layla Moran, ran a passionate campaign. Her energy
has inspired many people and I look forward to her playing a big role
in my team.
The mission that unites all of us now, is
to build our party back up and get rid of this cruel, incompetent and
arrogant Tory government.
But to win this fight, the
Liberal Democrats must be relevant again. We’ve got to do better at
And we won’t be able to do this
unless we show people we share their values and are on their side.
That’s why today I am announcing a national
I want to hear from people up and
down the country and from every walk of life.
You’ll hear more
details about it soon and I really want you to be part of it.
Our journey back to national relevance is going to be a tough
one and I cannot promise you it will be quick.
But I can
promise you the hard work starts today.
I can promise you I
will work day and night to achieve it.
And I can
promise I will not let you down.