Gerald Vernon-Jackson elected Lib Dems Councillor Leader in England & Wales

July 14, 2011 9:00 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Gerald will follow Liverpool Councillor Richard Kemp who has been Lib Dem Leader for the last six years.

Gerald has been Deputy Leader of the Lib Dem Group at the LGA for the last six years. He has been Leader of Portsmouth City Council for the Last 7 years and will continue in this role. He will give up his role as Joint National Lib Dem Lead at LGID (Local Government Improvement and Development).

Gerald was elected unopposed.

Gerald Vernon-Jackson commented

"Richard Kemp has been an incredible Leader for the Lib Dems in local government. I will work hard to make sure that ministers and the party leadership know the views of Lib Dem councillors from across the country."