Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MP has enthusiastically welcomed Sarah Wollaston to the Liberal Democrats, following her decision to join the party.
She is the third new MP the Liberal Democrats have gained in the last three months, following Jane Dodds' by-election victory in Brecon and Radnorshire, and Chuka Umunna joining the party.
Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds commented:
I’m delighted my time as the Liberal Democrats newest MP has been so short-lived! Sarah’s been one of the most effective and respected MPs in Parliament over the past decade and has a record of prioritizing the national interest above her own.
I’m looking forward to working with her in Parliament to prevent no deal and to give the people the final say and the opportunity to stop Brexit.
Our best ever European election results, my victory in Brecon and Radnorshire and the defections of both Chuka and Sarah now prove the Liberal Democrats have real momentum.
We are the clear home for anyone, like Sarah and Chuka, disaffected and in despair with Labour and the Conservatives. If you are fed up with Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson’s support for Brexit, failure to tackle intolerance within their party and being hell-bent on reckless economic destruction, we are the party for you.
Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Wollaston said:
I am delighted to be joining the Liberal Democrats under the leadership of Jo Swinson.
I believe the best way for me to represent my constituents in Totnes is to be working as part of a fantastic team of Liberal Democrat MPs who are unequivocally making the case for us to remain at the heart of Europe, as well as campaigning for social justice, the environment and our public services.
Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson said:
I am delighted to welcome Sarah to the Liberal Democrats.
We have worked together for many months to fight to stop Brexit and, as one of the most respected Members of Parliament, she brings real expertise to our team.
The Liberal Democrats are growing – over 30,000 people, alongside Sarah, have joined us since our best ever results in the European Elections in May. As the strongest party for Remainers, we will lead the fight to stop Brexit.