Lib Dem membership in Blackburn rises ahead of General Election

The Liberal Democrats in Blackburn have seen a surge in new members over the past two weeks, with membership up since the general election was called.

It comes as the Liberal Democrats reach their highest ever membership nationally, with over 101,768 members.

14,000 new members across the country have joined the Liberal Democrats in the two weeks since the General Election was announced and over 50,000 members have joined since last year’s EU referendum,

Liberal Democrat candidate for Blackburn, Irfan Ahmed said:

“More and more people in East Lancashire are joining the Liberal Democrats, the only political party that is standing up to Theresa May’s plans to divide Britain.

“We are going into these elections bigger than ever before, with a clear message and a growing sense of momentum.

“Communities here deserve representatives who will fight against cuts to our schools, NHS and social care services.

“In local councils just as in Westminster, Liberal Democrats will provide the strong opposition that Britain needs.”