Lib Dem news: Ousted leader Jo Swinson humiliated after posting final Twitter message | UK | News


She was criticised after promising her legion of followers that “there will be a way out of this nationalist surge”. Ms Swinson starkly admitted, however, it was a “huge job”. The ex-Lib Dem boss was ousted in the recent general election, losing her seat in Scotland to the Scottish National Party.

Her last message read: “There will be a way out of this nationalist surge, and we have to work together to find it.

“It’s a huge job to be done, the answer is that we step up, we organise, we join together.

“Though I won’t be your leader I will be walking alongside you.”

It was signed off by Ms Swinson.

Despite the goodwill, Twitter users were quick to blast the one-time MP.

One wrote: “You threw away all the work done to challenge Brexit in favour of giving Johnson the GE he wanted, fronted a narcissistic campaign that killed the resurgence and now we have a Tory majority for Brexit.

“Hang your head.

“You tried to hijack a movement and screwed us all.”

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They added: “Good riddance.”

Ms Swinson lost her seat in East Dunbartonshire.

President of the Liberal Democrats Sal Brinton has set out the party’s timetable for choosing a new leader following Jo Swinson’s loss.

But she refused to reveal who she thinks will be most in line to replace Ms Swinson.

On Friday morning, Ms Swinson’s demise was celebrated by the likes of the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon and Labour’s Dianne Abbott.

Labour experienced their worst night since 1935.

They finished with just 203 MPs.

As a result, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced he will quit as chief of the party.



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