Welcome to Britain’s Newest MP

December 7, 2016 5:27 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Sarah Olney, Tim Farron and Lib Dem supporters (Jon Ball)Last week Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney sent a strong message to Government when she overturned Zac Goldsmith's 23,000 majority to become the new MP for Richmond Park in London. On Monday 5th December she was sworn into the House of Commons and met up with Liberal Democrat MPs, Peers and supporters from across the country.

The Lib Dem campaign in Richmond focussed on two issues, which clearly rang true with voters:

  • the underfunding by Government of NHS services, which is leading to severe problems for care services for elderly and other vulnerable residents
  • worry about a Government heading for a so-called 'Hard Brexit', without free trade with the rest of Europe, with huge concerns on what this means for people's jobs and livelihood.

Many traditional Conservative and Labour voters, including many 'Leave' supporters backed the Liberal Democrats because of our strong positive messages on the NHS and 'Brexit'.

Find out more and how you can get involved here.