Following the resignation, last month, of the former Chair of BELD amidst a plan that was to ensure that the voice of the British citizens living in Europe is heard back home, Paul Fisher stood for the position of Chair of the Brussels and Europe Liberal Democrats Local Party and won the election.
With 60% of votes in his favour, Paul Fisher was elected on the promises to ensure the sustainable development of BELD as a regional party coordinating the development of local parties across Europe, to work towards giving the Britons abroad the right to vote beyond the 15-year threshold in recognized abroad constituencies and to work to ensure the Liberal Democrats ideas are shared and communicated as broadly as possible to support our membership and the work of the National Liberal Democrats back home.
Paul Fisher will remain Chair of the Liberal Democrats in France as these two mandates are not mutually exclusive but rather complementary and strive towards the same three goals described above.
Today, the Liberal Democrats in France are a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers but also a constituency that has grown from barely one hundred members to over five hundred. Paul Fisher is seeking to apply the methodology used to develop the Liberal Democrats in France to promote the sustainable development of BELD and of local parties across Europe.