Hannah Perkin and Antony Hook elected to Lib Dem Party Council
Originally published by Liberal Democrats on Kent County Council
Two Kent Liberal Democrats have been elected to an important new national body within the Liberal Democrats.
Swale Councillor Hannah Perkin and Kent County Councillor Antony Hook have been elected to the Federal Council.
This is a new body to represent grassroots members and scutinise decisions of the party's governing board.
Hannah Perkin was elected in a national ballot of all party members. She said,
"I feel very honoured to have been elected to the Federal Council. I regularly see the positive impact of having elected Lib Dems bring to their communities and would like to see lots more elected at all levels so that we can work together to make a difference for people, especially given how difficult things are for so many. I also stood because I want to see the Liberal Democrat party continue it's commitment to being a party that is welcoming and safe, no matter your background, race, gender, age etc. There is work to be done to ensure all members have an opportunity to achieve what they want to out of their experience in the Lib Dems and to make sure members all feel valued and I am really humbled that so many members have trusted me to take on the role."
Antony Hook has been elected in a ballot of Liberal Democrt councillors to present them on the Federal Council.
"I bring almost 25 years experience in the party to this role and I am determined to make sure party members' voices, and those of the residents we represent in our communities are heard. I particularly want to ensure we learn lessons from the past. If there is another hung parliament after the next General Election we must use our position to deliver Liberal Democrat policies and should make no arrangements with any other party unless proportional representation is delivered."
All party members have an equal vote in elected the Party, candidates for public elections (MPs, councillors, etc) and internal party elections. The Liberal Democrats are the most democratic party in the UK.
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