Liberal Democrats

My mission: rebuild the Welsh Liberal Democrats

Jane Dodds has just been elected as the new Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats. Find out her plan for rebuilding our party in one of our historic heartlands.

By Jane Dodds, Nov 14, 2017 2:11

Jane Dodds

It’s an honour to have been elected leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, to play my part in rebuilding a party that has a history of leading radical, progressive change in Wales.

It was an energetic and positive campaign, and I would like to thank Elizabeth Evans for her commitment to our party and for giving members to have an opportunity to have an open and honest discussion about where our party goes next.

As a party we are in a period of change, adapting to new ways of working and there are considerable challenges ahead.

We’ve had a tough few years, but every single one of us here in Wales is determined to get us back on our feet and fighting, and winning, again.

We’ve had a tough few years, but every single one of us here in Wales is determined to get us back on our feet and fighting, and winning, again.

During the leadership election I set out a plan for the first 100 days of my leadership, and my plan for getting us back at the heart of Welsh politics.

I want us to harness the talent of our members and nurture the talent of the next generation of Welsh Liberal Democrat activists, Assembly Members, Members of Parliament and councillors right across Wales.

We will set out a radical, liberal alternative to transform people’s lives, and rebuild a campaigning movement across the whole of Wales.

Having worked in the public sector as a child protection social worker for 20 years I’m passionate about fighting poverty, improving public services and standing up for the most vulnerable in our society.

We will set out a radical, liberal alternative to transform people’s lives, and rebuild a campaigning movement across the whole of Wales.

I want us to offer an alternative to the people of Wales, ensuring that the Welsh Assembly delivers for Wales at a time of political turmoil and when Brexit threatens our economy and our industry.

It makes electing a Welsh Liberal Democrat group in 2021 all the more important, and I hope you’ll join us in rebuilding our great party.

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