Ed Davey is the new leader of the Liberal Democrats and he’s ready to spearhead the fight against this heartless and incompetent Conservative Government.
Ed has a proven record of delivering real change. When he was Energy Minister, he quadrupled renewable energy in the country despite Tory efforts to stop him.
He recently forced the Government to agree to an inquiry on the Covid-19 crisis to make sure the country learns the lessons from the pandemic.
Ed knows the challenges facing many in the country. His father died when he was young, he cared for his mother before she died
and he now cares for his son John who is severely disabled.
Ed said: “My experience as a carer has shaped my politics and my whole outlook on life. There are far too many people out there who feel like no one is looking out for them. My message to those people, and to anyone who doesn’t see their values reflected in the Conservatives, is that the Liberal Democrats are here for you.
“At every level, from the pavement to Parliament, the Liberal Democrats will listen to you, fight for you and never stop working to bring about the change our country and our communities need.
“On the issues that matter most to you and your family - safer streets, better schools, more support for our NHS - we will stand up for you.”
Read Ed Davey's first speech to members as leader of the Liberal Democrats, "It is time for us to start listening".