Local Lib Dems are being flooded with new members keen to join their fight to keep the UK in the EU. This follows the clear commitment by the Liberal Democrat Leader, Tim Farron MP, that the Lib Dems will fight the next election on a platform to stop Brexit or to re-join the EU if we have already left.
By Monday, only three days after the referendum result, more than 7,000 new members had joined the Lib Dems nationally.
***Update 20 July 2016: the new member total is now 17,000***
Dine Romero, Leader of the Lib Dem group on B&NES Council, said:
“At our street stall in Kingsmead Square on Sunday, many people were telling us how upset they are about the referendum result but were really pleased that we had something positive to say.”
“The Lib Dems are the only main national party that is united on this issue, and always has been.”
“People on Sunday liked our vision for Britain – open, optimistic, hopeful, diverse and tolerant.”
Local Lib Dem activist Wera Hobhouse added:
“In Bath and North East Somerset the vote for Remain was nearly 60% and in Bath we believe it was nearer 70%, so it is not surprising that many people today are still in shock over the result.”
“Young people in particular are angry, especially those who are 16 or 17 years old and had not even been allowed to vote. Many told me that they feel they have had their future ripped away from them by generations that had already benefited from being in the EU.”
“Anyone who wants to join us and help us fight for our EU membership can do so easily at www.libdems.org.uk/join-today. If you are under 26, it only costs £1.”
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