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Tim Farron’s leader speech to conference

Tim Farron

The new Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron made his first keynote speech to his party's conference in Bournemouth. He attacked the Government for abandoning green energy, and outlined the Liberal Democrat economic approach: invest in infrastructure, innovation and innovators, pay off our debts and share our burdens fairly. Referring to his “common sense approach”, he called for ambitious government, social justice and economic competence. He added that green industries are at the heart of economy: renewable energy, low-carbon transport, green finance – all areas in which he described Britain as a world leader. 

Read the speech in full here.