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Liberal Democrats have much to be optimistic about

The numbers show that Farron’s party will likely increase its vote share at the next election

By Matt Singh  

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron during his keynote speech where he accused Theresa May of pursuing the same "aggressive nationalistic" agenda as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, during the Liberal Democrat spring conference at the Barbican Centre in York ©Danny Lawson/PA Wire/PA Images

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Since their near annihilation in 2015, the Liberal Democrats have been closely watched for signs of recovery. While Brexit opened up a fresh political space for the party and by-elections have demonstrated progress, support in national opinion polls has increased only slightly from the eight per cent that they polled at the last general election. However, this doesn’t tell us the…

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