Why you should vote for Christine

Status and Authority

We need a President who is recognised by the media and taken seriously as our most senior spokesperson beside the Leader.

Having CJ as President will also help to increase the number of Lib Dems on TV and radio, as the media will interview her as President when they would overlook someone who was unknown to the public.

Ensuring we deliver on diversity

One of the biggest challenges for the Party is to ensure that as we grow into a movement, we do not become ever more white and male in our membership.

CJ will work with the Vice President, Lib Dem Campaign for Racial Equality and the Racial Diversity Campaign to make sure that as she takes a lead on activating our thousands of new members, we also become more inclusive.

Winning the General Election (and every other election!)

CJ has built an amazing team in Edinburgh that helped her to win her Parliamentary seat. She was targeted by one of the most outrageously aggressive SNP campaigns ever seen – and she still won.

Christine knows exactly what it takes to win, and how to build the teams to do it.

About Christine

Christine was elected as the MP for Edinburgh West in 2017 and is currently the MP representative on Federal Board. Before being elected she was on the executive of the Scottish Party and during the coalition was a Special Adviser.

Her current role in the Shadow Cabinet is to cover the Home Affairs brief but also has responsibility for women and equalities. A seat at that table would allow her to ensure that the membership’s view is central to the vision the party is creating.

As a former journalist she has well developed communication skills and has taken a major role in presenting the party’s vision in the media.

She said; “As President I would focus on being the voice of the membership, ensuring the views of the SAOs and board were reflected both to the leadership and on the media.

“I think having a president with an established public profile would also allow us to have a strong and experienced voice representing the party in the media.”

Christine is originally from Clydebank but has also lived in, and been a party member in Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

We're backing CJ for President

Siobhan Benita

Siobhan Benita

London Mayoral Candidate

I'm delighted to support Christine's bid for Presidency. CJ has the media and political experience to be a fantastic spokesperson for our party. She is exactly the type of charismatic champion that we need to strengthen, diversify and grow our support over the coming months

Luisa Porritt MEP

Luisa Porritt

MEP

I'm proud to have nominated Christine Jardine for Lib Dem Party President. She would bring a huge amount of dynamism, energy and grit to the role, and would be joining an awesome team of women leading our party.

Jamie Stone MP

Jamie Stone

MP

I’ve known Christine for a long time, and I’ve come to respect her courage and ability. She already has a national presence and an open-hearted attitude that will take the party very far in the future.

Alex Cole-Hamilton

Alex Cole-Hamilton

MSP

CJ is my friend and my Parliamentary colleague in West Edinburgh. She has media cut through and massive name recognition. She’ll make a great President for our Party

Shaffaq Mohammed

Shaffaq Mohammed

MEP

Christine is exactly the President we need right now. She is a great communicator and will get our message across. As a local group Leader and now an MEP, there’s nothing more important for us than communicating and she’ll do that.

Brian Paddick

Brian Paddick

Peer

If you want someone who’ll get things done, look no further! A great character with an amazing sense of humour, Christine would be the perfect ambassador for the party.

Giles Archibald

Giles Archibald

Leader, South Lakes District Council

Christine is a terrific campaigner and an inspiring leader. I have been very impressed by her commitment to alleviating poverty and helping the vulnerable. She will be an outstanding president.

Caroline Pidgeon

Caroline Pidgeon

London AM

Christine is a campaigner who has fought elections in both rural areas and cities. She understands the pressures on local parties and activists and will be a fantastic champion for us all.

Roderick Lynch

Roderick Lynch

Chair, Liberal Democrat Campaign for Race Equality

I'm backing Christine for her high profile, organisational skills, media savvy, can do attitude and experience working outside of Politics at a very high level. It’s Jardine for me and it’s #CJ4President for you...

David Hancock

David Hancock

Councillor, North East Derbyshire

The Lib Dems deserve a strong president; someone who commands respect and who understands the people and members they represent. Christine is the best person to take our party forward and absolutely has my backing for Lib Dem President

Rob Bird

Rob Bird

Kent County Councillor

We need a president with drive, charisma and attitude. Christine has all three, in spades!

Ukonu Obasi

Ukonu Obasi

PPC, Gravesham

Christine unveiled a practical and inspiring vision for the party. She has my vote.

Jacquie Gammon

Jacquie Gammon

Councillor, Cornwall

Christine is Committed to working hard to ensure everyone is given the best chances in life.

Colin McGerty

Colin McGerty

Councillor, Cambridge

Christine has the vision, drive and warmth that can bring together every part of our party and make us even greater than the sum of our parts.

Devin Scobie

Devin Scobie

Convener, Ediburgh West

As Convener of Christine's local party, I'm proud to have known her for over 15 years, the last couple as my MP. Believe me, if she works half as much as party president as she does locally, this party will be unbeatable!

Daisy Cooper

Daisy Cooper

PPC, St Albans

The Liberal Democrats are poised for a major breakthrough at the next General Election. We know, from recent experience, that when we are in power it is vital that we have a strong voice for the membership. That's why I'm backing Christine because she can deliver on that. I'm backing CJ and I hope you do too.

Mathew McCarthy

Mathew McCarthy

Councillor, Corwnall

Christine Jardine is such an asset to the Liberal Democrat cause, and I can think of nobody I'd more enthusiastically and proudly cast my vote for #CJ4President

Julia Cambridge

Julia Cambridge

Councillor, Richmond

Watching CJ on Sky News and she really is an assured communicator. One of the many reasons I believe she will be a great Party President

Callum Robertson

Callum Robertson

PPC, Clacton

I’m absolutely on board with Christine Jardine being the next Lib Dem President. Her membership championing is second to none and she’s a lovely person!

Liz Jarvis

Liz Jarvis

PPC, Southampton Itchen

I’m supporting Christine for President because I believe we need a president who can inspire, who gives incredible speeches, is fantastic on TV and radio and will resonate with members as well as voters, but who also rolls her sleeves up and gets stuck in and will help change the party for the better. Every time I’ve heard Christine speak I’ve been so motivated, I’ve been impressed by her press appearances. She is exactly what the party needs.

James Cox

James Cox

PPC, Bristol West

Christine is a great champion of party members and is not afraid to tell it straight. I could not think of a better person to be our voice within the party's leadership team.

Barry Holliday

Barry Holliday

PPC, Nottingham South

We need a president who's there for us not themselves, strong enough to listen to and point out hard truths, and there to be our rallying point for liberal values no matter what. That person is Christine Jardine, the MP for Edinburgh West.

Hannah Perkin

Hannah Perkin

PPC, Faversham and Mid Kent
Sam Foulder-Hughes

Sam Foulder-Hughes

Councillor, Kingston

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