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Leading local Lib Dems back Tim Farron as he launches leadership bid

May 14, 2015 8:04 AM

Big turnout of Lib Dem supporters in Hinckley to meet Tim Farron

Tim Farron at an event with local Lib Dems in Hinckley

As Tim Farron announces his plans to stand to be next Lib Dem leader today he has already received strong backing from local Lib Dems.

Supporting Tim Farron's bid for the leadership, Bosworth parliamentary candidate, and Hinckley County Councillor, Michael Mullaney who came second behind David Tredinnick in Bosworth at the general election last week said "Tim Farron is just the man to lead the Lib Dems to recovery.

"He is just the kind of politician I admire. A grassroots campaigner who works hard for his community and speaks with passion and emotion on the issues he believes in. He took a safe Conservative seat in Cumbria and turned it into a safe Lib Dem one.

"Since the election last week more than 11,000 new members have joined the Liberal Democrats showing our party is beginning its fightback. With Tim Farron leading the party that recovery our party needs will continue and we can start challenging the Conservatives again in seats like Bosworth. "

Leader of Hinckley and Bosworth Lib Dem Councillors Stuart Bray has given his support to Tim Farron's bid.

As have other Bosworth Lib Dems including

Don Wright Chairman of Bosworth Liberal Democrats

Joyce Crooks Vice Chairman Bosworth Liberal Democrats

Diane Taylor Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Councillor

Lynda Hodgkins Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Councillor

Trish Bannister Barwell Parish Councillor

Jeff Bannister retiring Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Councillor

Charlotte Green Barwell Parish Councillor

David Inman Burbage Parish Councillor

Richard Flemming Burbage Parish Councillor

John Moore Burbage Parish Councillor

Mathew Hulbert Membership Secretary of Bosworth Lib Dems also backed Tim Farron saying

"Tim will give us a clean break and a fresh start. He'll work to rebuild our local government base and will always speak up and out for the poorest people in our society.

"He's principled, progressive and passionate about the cause of advancing liberal values in the years ahead."