UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Nick Clegg launches Lib Dems Abroad

Press Release   •   Sep 24, 2010 12:28 BST

“In response to requests from our many supporters overseas and reflecting the Party’s internationalist outlook, we have decided to set up a new organisation called Liberal Democrats Abroad to connect with our members and supporters living overseas."

Today Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launched Liberal Democrats Abroad, a network of branches for party members living outside of the UK.


Commenting, Nick Clegg said:

“In response to requests from our many supporters overseas and reflecting the Party’s internationalist outlook, we have decided to set up a new organisation called Liberal Democrats Abroad to connect with our members and supporters living overseas.

“Our aim is to ensure that Lib Dems living overseas can stay in touch with the Party in the UK and make certain that, in return, the Party understands the concerns of its members overseas.

“We will also encourage our members and supporters to register to vote in the UK.

“To this end we will set up a network of Lib Dems Abroad branches in as many countries as we can. We will then give them our continuing support."