Candy Piercy replaces Jo Shaw on the Lib Dems’ Federal Executive

Jo Shaw’s resignation from the Liberal Democrats on Sunday created a vacancy on the Liberal Democrats’ Federal Executive committee.

The votes from the original internal party election in 2012 have now been recounted and Candy Piercy has been elected.

Candy told Lib Dem Voice:

Although I am very glad to be on the FE again, I am very sad that the reason for this is the resignation of Jo Shaw. Jo was a fierce campaigner on the FE who always spoke up loud and clear for her principles.

I will do my best to carry on that approach. I will stand up for Liberal values on the FE, ask the questions that need to be asked and speak up for the grassroots across the Party.

Party President Tim Farron said:

While it is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Jo Shaw as a member of the Federal Executive, I’m delighted to be able to welcome Candy Piercy back onto the FE after just a few short months away.

I have personally worked closely with Jo for many years and her invaluable input in supporting the Campaign for Gender Balance and in standing up for Liberal Democrat principles will be greatly missed. However I know that Candy will be an excellent member of the FE as she has been before and her campaigning experience throughout the Party will be an incredible asset in the run up to the European elections next year and the General Election in 2015 so I look forward to working with her again.

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6 Comments

  • Glad to have Candy on the Federal Executive committee but I too wish it was still the fantastic Jo Shaw.

  • Foregone Conclusion 12th Mar '13 - 11:20pm

    Out of interest, who would replace Chris Rennard on FPC if he were to be expelled from the party?

  • Foregone conclusion – it isn’t a ‘foregone conclusion’ based on published data as the original ballots are recounted (online rather than manually I hope!) excluding the candidate who has withdrawn so you can guess who might be likely to get on but you can’t be sure without knowing who the subsequent preferences of those who voted for the withdrawn candidate were for.

  • As ab interesting aside, would it be possible for someone to lose their place on the FE as a result of a recount? I know it’s extremely unlikely, but if someone with a higher enough number of first prefs withdrew, could the recount result in someone losing their vote int he new election?

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