East Midlands Hustings

East Midlands Leadership Hustings

The Liberal Democrat leadership contest came to Nottingham this week for the East Midlands hustings event. Candidates Ed Davey and Jo Swinson took turns to answer questions on a whole range of topics.

They explained their vision for the party’s future under their leadership, and their thoughts on key Lib-Dem policy areas such as Brexit, renewable energy, fracking, the climate emergency and how to move forward with liberal values in an effort to combat populism and nationalism.¬†

Local member Phillip Mackin commented: “It was so great to see so many people here today from Amber Valley – everyone’s really engaged with the contest, and it’s a difficult decision because they are both fantastic candidates. I may go online and watch the recording before I make my decision.”

Ballots will be sent out on July 1st and members will have three weeks to return them by post or email, with the result declared on July 23rd.