Stopping Brexit and building a brighter future was Liberal Democrat candidate Daisy Cooper’s message to more than 100 supporters who rallied for the launch of her general election campaign.
“Liberal Democrats want to change the future direction of the country and we will begin by stopping Brexit, tackling the climate emergency, and properly funding our schools, the NHS and social care services,” she told supporters gathered at the party’s HQ in Hatfield Road, St Albans.
“Poverty is on the up and inequality is stuck at 1980s levels1. For too many people, things aren’t working as they should be.
Our vision for a brighter future
“Johnson and Corbyn are stuck in the past, and both want to deliver Brexit. Liberal Democrats are on the up and we have an ambitious plan for government – in the coming weeks we will set out our brighter vision for the future and precisely how we will deliver it.”
Daisy Cooper contested St Albans in the 2017 snap general election when she shot into second place with a 14% increase in poll share.
She has continued to campaign locally for reform of the outdated business rates system that threaten the survival of many pubs and shops in St Albans, and led the successful fight to win extended compensation for rail commuters as founder of the St Albans Commuter and Passenger Action Group.
Following the local elections in May this year Liberal Democrats took over the running of St Albans City and District Council and went on to top the polls across the constituency in the European Parliament elections.