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Ed Davey

July 11, 2020 7:18 PM

Ed Davey has the vision, experience and judgement necessary to lead the Liberal Democrats at an incredibly challenging time for our party, and our country.

The election review was clear. People need to know what the Liberal Democrats stand for again, and Ed wants our party to stand for a more caring, greener and fairer society. That means a new deal for carers, a £150bn investment in the green economy and a universal basic income.

We are facing challenging times, and Ed is an experienced leader who has overcome big challenges before.

Ed was a young carer for his mum, and now, with his wife Emily, raises his daughter Ellie and disabled son John. It is his experience of caring that drives much of his politics, and motivates his tireless campaigning for more NHS investment and a better deal for carers.

Ed is a trained economist, and wrote the first Lib Dem policy on a universal basic income when he was Paddy Ashdown's Economics Adviser. An MP for 20 years, Ed has the political and economics expertise we need in the hugely challenging times we face.

As acting Leader, Ed was the first leader to call for a public inquiry into the Government's handling of Covid, and for an extension to the Brexit deadline. He also co-led the commissioning of the election review, led by Dorothy Thornhill and initiated the Citizens' Lab policy experiment, to involve many more party members in policy discussion.

Ed knows how to win, and fought the Tories in Government when his policies trebled Britain's renewable energy, creating hundreds of thousands of green jobs. That same experience is at the heart of his green recovery plan, which includes £150bn of investment in the green economy and calls for the UK to use at least 80% renewable energy by 2030. Ed Davey MP