Hundreds of people joined the Liberal Democrats yesterday following the announcement that Jeremy Corbyn had been re-elected leader of the Labour party.
Over the past week the Liberal Democrats have grown by over 1000 members taking membership to over 78,000 – the highest this century
Over 300 of these members joined yesterday after Corbyn was announced as Labour leader and the number continues to rise.
The Liberal Democrats gained three council seats in by-elections this week, meaning the party has gained 17 council seats since the elections held in May.
Commenting, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said:
“I am delighted to welcome so many new members to the party and look forward to working with them to provide the real opposition to this Conservative Brexit Government.
“We are the voice for those who oppose the politics of fear, division and hatred. Our growth in membership and ongoing successes in council by elections across the country show that the Liberal Democrats are rebuilding our strength.
“The Liberal Democrats are needed more than ever. We are the real voice of opposition to the Conservative Brexit Government and the only party fighting to keep Britain open, tolerant and united.”
From:: David May