Liberal Democrats launch their May election campaign

Please see a template release below announcing the Party's election launch. There are two different templates below, one is for Conservative facing areas, the other is for Labour facing.


[Conservative facing]: Liberal Democrats launch their May election campaign 

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey has officially launched the Liberal Democrats Local Elections campaign. Ed, at the Lib Dems digital launch, asked voters to send a message to the [Insert main opposition] to do more to support [Insert your area] local communities. 

Delivering his launch speech he said: "By voting Liberal Democrats this May you will be telling this Conservative Government to cut taxes for small businesses and invest more to create a greener, cleaner neighbourhoods."

Liberal Democrats nationally have announced plans for a locally-led green transition, backed by £48bn pounds of investment. Leader Ed Davey has also called on the government to help struggling small businesses by slashing national insurance contributions (NICs) for small firms by quadrupling the employment allowance from £4,000 to £16,000. 

Ed Davey has pitched the Liberal Democrats as champions of local communities across the country. He said:

“The question facing every voter at these local elections, in every community, across our country is this: do you want to keep hold of this precious rediscovery of our community? Liberal Democrats do. Because Liberal Democrats have always been about community. 

“If the Conservatives were really committed to rebuilding local communities, they should be giving small businesses a tax cut to take on more staff and radically reforming business rates. But only the Liberal Democrats have clear plans to do that.

“If the Conservatives were really committed to cleaner, greener communities for our children, they would have launched a bold new investment partnership plan for a green recovery with every local community. But only the Liberal Democrats have set out plans for a locally-led green transition, backed by forty-eight billion pounds of investment.

“So, on May 6, people have a fantastic opportunity to back their community, by backing people who believe in their community, people who will act for and with their community – their Liberal Democrat candidate.

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson [Insert name] for [Insert area] added:

"Liberal Democrats in [Insert your area] have a choice this May, they can either choose the Conservatives who don't care about our local community or local community champions with the Liberal Democrats who get things done. 

"Lib Dems in [Insert your area] will stand up for a fairer, greener more caring country against [Insert main opposition]

"If you vote Liberal Democrat on May 6th, you’ll get a local champion who will get things done in your community. You’ll get a cleaner, greener neighbourhood where community recovery comes first and local people are listened to.

[Labour facing]: Liberal Democrats launch their May election campaign 

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey has officially launched the Liberal Democrats Local Elections campaign. Ed, at the Lib Dems digital launch, asked voters to send a message to the [Insert main opposition] to do more to support [Insert your area] local communities. 

Delivering his launch speech Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey said a vote for the party would be a vote to tell the Government to support local small businesses and a vote to create greener, cleaner neighbourhoods.

Liberal Democrats nationally have announced plans for a locally-led green transition, backed by £48bn pounds of investment. Leader Ed Davey has also called on the government to help struggling small businesses by slashing national insurance contributions (NICs) for small firms by quadrupling the employment allowance from £4,000 to £16,000. 

Ed Davey has pitched the Liberal Democrats as champions of local communities across the country, he said:

“The question facing every voter at these local elections, in every community, across our country is this: do you want to keep hold of this precious rediscovery of community? Liberal Democrats do. Because Liberal Democrats have always been about community. 

"There are over two and a half thousand Liberal Democrat councillors already serving their communities. People who go the extra mile for their communities – to get things done, for their communities. Delivering prescriptions to people self-isolating. Distributing smartphones to care home residents so they can stay in touch with loved ones when in-person visits are impossible. Getting laptops to disadvantaged children so they could continue to learn when they weren’t at school. 

“This Liberal Democrat election campaign is all about your community. How we can help your community build back. So, on May 6th, people have a fantastic opportunity to back their community, by backing people who believe in their community, people who will act for and with their community – their Liberal Democrat candidate.”

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson [Insert name] for [Insert area] added:

"Liberal Democrats in [Insert your area] have a choice this May, they can either choose Labour who have plugged their ears and just don't listen, or local community champions with the Liberal Democrats who get things done.  

"Lib Dems in [Insert your area] will stand up for a fairer, greener more caring country against [Insert main opposition] who have let the Conservatives get away with doing whatever they wanted to do."

"If you vote Liberal Democrat on May 6th, you’ll get a local champion who will get things done in your community. You’ll get a cleaner, greener neighbourhood where community recovery comes first and local people are listened to.

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