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Jo Swinson Says Lib Dems Must Embrace Defections To Be More Than 'Narrow And Pure'

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Jo Swinson has told Lib Dem members there is no point being “narrow and pure”, following a series of defections to the party by former Tory and Labour MPs. The Lib Dems have been boosted by six new MPs in recent weeks , with former Conservative minister Sam Gyimah the latest to be unveiled. However the influx of MPs has led some to question if the party's core principles will be diluted. Some Lib Dem LGBT activists quit their roles after ex-Tory MP Phillip Lee joined the party, citing his previous call for immigrants to be tested for HIV. But speaking to the Lib Dem conference in...
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