Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds has welcomed Jo Swinson’s election as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Jane has hailed Jo Swinson’s vision for a liberal UK at the heart of the EU, a UK that leads the way in fighting climate change.
Jo Swinson won the leadership election with 47,997 votes, compared to Ed Davey’s 28,021.
As Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane remained neutral throughout the leadership campaign and looks forward to continuing to work with both Jo Swinson and Ed Davey to create a more liberal Britain.
Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds commented:
I’m thrilled to see Jo Swinson elected as our new Liberal Democrat leader. Jo is the right person to lead our party and our growing liberal movement through these turbulent and dangerous times.
Jo Swinson has long been a friend of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and of Wales. I look forward to working with Jo to fight injustice, rebuild our broken social safety net and build a thriving Welsh green economy.
As he hands over power, I’d like to pay tribute to Vince Cable’s leadership of this great party. Vince has ensured we’ve led the campaign to stop Brexit whilst reshaping this party into an electoral force once again and returning us to the forefront of British politics.