Jo Swinson urges Lib Dems to fight populists 'for heart and soul of Britain'

Leader says Lib Dem government would tackle Brexit and prioritise wellbeingJo Swinson has closed the Liberal Democrat conference with a message that members face “the fight of our lives for the heart and soul of Britain” in any upcoming election,...

Jo Swinson urges Lib Dems to fight populists 'for heart and soul of Britain'

Leader says Lib Dem government would tackle Brexit and prioritise wellbeing

Jo Swinson has closed the Liberal Democrat conference with a message that members face “the fight of our lives for the heart and soul of Britain” in any upcoming election, saying the party must tackle Brexit but also fight more widely against a new populist brand of politics.

Announcing that she was appearing before them “as your candidate for prime minister”, Swinson used her first conference speech as leader to renew attacks on Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn.

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