25th January 2017
Cornwall’s Liberal Democrats can look forward to May’s local council elections with confidence, their party’s national leader Tim Farron said this morning (Wednesday.)
Mr Farron told BBC Radio Cornwall that there was a “proud tradition” of Liberalism in Cornwall, dating “back to the days when David Penhaligon was the MP.”
The Lib Dem leader said it was important for his party to “stick to its principles” on Europe and continue to argue the case for a second referendum on the final terms of Britain’s exit from the EU when negotiations conclude in two years.
The Lib Dems have enjoyed a series of council by-election triumphs, following the 2015 general election when all of their Members of Parliament in Cornwall were defeated. “The fact is that the Liberals are back and looking to the future,” said Mr Farron.