Cheltenham Liberal Democrats enjoy membership surge

Cheltenham Liberal Democrats are fighting back with 60 new members following the General Election.

The party has seen a remarkable surge in support since the poll on May 7, with more than 12,000 people joining across the UK.

People are signing up to help the Liberal Democrats fight for civil liberties, equality and fairness.

Cheltenham Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesman Martin Horwood said: “People are demonstrating their support for liberalism by signing up to the party in large numbers.

“We know that people still value what we have done as a party locally and nationally and this liberal surge is proof.

“Already we’ve seen the new Government do things that prove that a liberal voice is needed more than ever and we will continue to hold the Tories to account locally and nationally.”

New member Ed Cook, of Rosehill Street, said: “I had never really been involved with politics before, but the election result motivated me to join because there’s a big sense of injustice at what happened.

“We need a strong liberal influence on our politics more than ever, because we need people sticking up for our human rights and civil liberties and only the Liberal Democrats will do that.”




New members attended a welcome party with Martin and other local Liberal Democrats on Sunday 24 May.

The local Liberal Democrats have dozens of councillors standing up for local residents on the borough and county councils.

Anybody who joins before June 3 will have the opportunity to vote for the next party leader.

Visit to find out more and join the liberal fightback.

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