by Lib Dem team on 8 May, 2015
Congratulations to Mary Robinson, the new Conservative MP for Cheadle constituency. I wish her well as our MP.
I would like to thank everyone who supported Mark Hunter and the Liberal Democrats through this campaign – we did everything we could to stop Cheadle going to the Conservatives, but like so many former Lib Dem seats across the country, it proved not to be enough.
When surveying the scene this morning the word that springs to mind is “bloodbath”. Up and down the country, the Lib Dems were targeted by the other parties and, on the night, our MPs were given a right royal kicking by the electorate. If you are someone who hates the Lib Dems, now is your time to gloat!
The country now faces just the situation the Lib Dems went into Coalition in 2010 to avoid and warned about this time: run by the Conservatives but with no clear majority to bring stability and avoid more extreme elements being able to call the shots. The people have spoken and I can only hope it turns out better for the whole of our society – those at the bottom as well as at the top – than I fear it will.
What next for the Lib Dems? We will fight with every fibre of our being for a liberal, tolerant and compassionate society and against excessive Tory cuts, and that fight starts now. If you would like to join us, please get in touch.
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