The Liberal Democrats in Camden have seen a surge in new members over the last few weeks, with membership more the doubling since the EU referendum and on the back of the general election announcement to over 1,000 for the first time in the local party's history.
It comes as the Liberal Democrats reach their highest ever membership nationally, with over 101,768 members.
14,000 new members across the country have joined the Liberal Democrats in the two weeks since the General Election was announced and over 50,000 members have joined since last year’s EU referendum,
Stephen Crosher, Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in Holborn and St Pancras, said:
"The huge surge in membership is mirrored on the doorsteps. People I’ve been speaking to all across the constituency have told me they’re either voting for the Liberal Democrats or seriously considering it.
“This is a great opportunity for the Camden Lib Dems and for residents to show how upset they are with the Tories’ Brexit and at Corbyn's Labour for supporting them.”
Kirsty Allan, Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn, said:
“I am delighted to welcome all of our new Lib Dem members to the party and can't wait to meet them out on the doorsteps campaigning to change the country for the better. It's an immense privilege to be a part of such a large and dynamic team in Camden.
“This surge in support for the Liberal Democrats is a clear sign that many in Camden feel that the country is headed in the wrong direction under the Conservatives’ leadership. In Hampstead and Kilburn, 76% voted to remain in the EU in last year's referendum, yet the other two main parties offer a choice between the Tories who will push for a hard-Brexit and the Labour party who won't oppose it.
“The Liberal Democrats are the only party standing up against hard Brexit and the cliff edge scenario that the Conservatives are leading the country towards.”