New Direction

The Liberal Democrats need a New Direction. This is why I’m standing for leader. I begin here with my view of where we are after the 2019 General Election.

Ten years ago, we were filled with great optimism for our liberal future, but we ended the decade with real disappointment. We started with the hope of making lasting changes for a tolerant, sustainable and outward-looking Britain. We have ended with eleven MPs, the most right-wing government in recent history, and departure from the EU.

We Liberal Democrats cannot pass off all responsibility for this outcome. In hindsight, wrong choices were made.