The Liberal Democrats are delighted to announce that Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has joined the party.Chuka joins the Liberal Democrats, having held the seat since 2010. The Liberal Democrats recently topped the poll in London during the European elections and are extremely excited to gain this seat.
Commenting on his decision, Liberal Democrat MP Chuka Umunna said:
“I have chosen to join the Liberal Democrats because it is at the forefront of a renewed, progressive and internationalist movement in British politics that shares my values.
“Labour and the Tories are committed to facilitating Brexit, and Brexit makes ending austerity virtually impossible. The Liberal Democrats are not – they were arguing for a People’s Vote and to remain in the EU from the very start.
“I am convinced the Liberal Democrats, as the spearhead of a broader progressive movement in civil society, offer the best chance to improve the lives of those I represent as well as countless other citizens across our country.”
In addition, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:
“Chuka and I have worked together effectively for many months, campaigning for a People’s Vote and to Stop Brexit.
“I know that he will be a great asset to our party not just on Brexit, but in fighting for the liberal and social democratic values that we share.
“He joins alongside 20,000 people across the country just this month, demonstrating clearly that the Liberal Democrats are the biggest, clearest and most formidable force in the liberal centre-ground of British politics today.”
N-E Derbyshire Lib Dem Parliamentary Spokesperson Cllr Ross Shipman said;
“It’s a pleasure to have someone like Chuka on the team. He represents the political middle ground – the common sense politics that most British people share who are being abandoned as the Tories and Labour push further towards extremes.”