During a visit to Bath on Thursday, Vince Cable boosted the Liberal Democrat campaign to wrest control of Bath and North East Somerset Council from the Tories. “Our team is the strongest and most impressive locally”, said the Liberal Democrat leader.
“Bath and NE Somerset have some chronic problems that need strong action and no more delay. This Lib Dem team is an exciting blend of youthful energy and experience outside of politics. They will not be afraid to tackle old problems with a fresh approach and they will definitely get things done.
“They have the skills and determination to fix the area’s problems with traffic, pollution and housing and to make Bath one of the greenest cities in the country.”
While in Bath, Vince had a working lunch with local business leaders and updated them on the latest state of play on Brexit. He said: “However people voted in the referendum, they all agree that the negotiations have been handled disastrously by the government. We will continue to push for a Peoples Vote on any deal that eventually emerges.”
He also found time to knock on some doors in Widcombe and listen to the views of local residents. Speaking about the local elections in May he said:
“We expect to make gains both against the Conservatives, who have slashed services nationally and locally, and from Labour, many of whose voters feel completely let down by Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership."
“A vote for the Liberal Democrats at these elections is a vote to send a message to the parties who brought us the Brexit shambles, and every Liberal Democrat elected in May will be a local champion fighting for their communities and protecting local services.”
On hand for Vince’s visit were Bath MP Wera Hobhouse, Liberal Democrat Council Group Leader Dine Romero and Nick Coates, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for North East Somerset.