The 2014 local and European elections are hugely important, so I’m putting one of our best campaigners in charge – Tim Farron.
The dust may have barely settled since this May’s local elections but it’s never too early to start work on the next set. No one embodies that more than Tim, a true 24/7 campaigner, working hard all year round – just ask the people of Westmorland and Lonsdale.
Given the critical importance of these elections for Liberal Democrat representation at a local and European level, not to mention the role it will play as a critical stepping stone to the 2015 General Election, there is no one better qualified or better placed to ensure that we do everything we can as a Party to maximise our success on 22 May 2014.
As Federal Party President Tim is also well placed to bring all parts of our campaigning organisation together so we can fight this election with one strategy, one message and with the collective energy and enthusiasm we are known for.
Leader of the Liberal Democrats
* Mary Reid is the Monday Editor on Lib Dem Voice.