Daisy Cooper, the MP for St Albans, has been voted deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats by fellow MPs following the recent election of Sir Ed Davey as party leader.
She will use her position as deputy leader to replicate the Liberal Democrats’ historic win in the St Albans constituency at the last general election in which she overturned an 11 per cent Tory lead to win by 6,000 votes.
Daisy said: “I’m proud to have been elected as deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and I’m champing at the bit to get started.
“Back in December Liberal Democrats won St Albans for the first time in our history, but it didn’t happen overnight. We started early and it took us three and half years to win the seat by getting out there and talking about our values, about being an open, internationalist party which believes in environmentalism and civil liberties, as well as working alongside the community to improve people’s lives and livelihoods.
“We now have three and a half years until the next election, so if we start now, we’ve got a great chance of winning a good number of seats.
“Using my experience of winning St Albans, we can start to become a lightning rod for those who share our values, to build a campaigning machine and to stop Johnson’s Tories.”
Daisy adds that her constituency work as the MP for St Albans will benefit from her higher profile in parliament and on the national stage.
“I’ve helped thousands of constituents and talked with hundreds of local organisations since being elected, but there is a lot more to be done, especially as we all work together to adjust to life with and after Covid-19.
“I intend to use the bigger national platform I’ve been granted to campaign in parliament on the issues facing St Albans residents and to continue striving to be the dedicated constituency MP that St Albans deserves.”