After being joined by the En Marche party, the European Parliament group ALDE, has been renamed Renew Europe. The new name shows that the Group is united with the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament.
The Liberal Democrats are at the heart of the new political group working to Renew Europe, and as a group holding 108 seats we have a unique opportunity to shape Europe. There is a lot of work ahead of us, but together we are inspired to build a free and fair Europe.
The Renew Europe UK Group will be led by Catherine Bearder, with Luisa Porritt as Deputy Leader and Barbara Gibson as the Chief Whip.
We are also delighted that Martin Horwood, MEP for South West & Gibraltar, has been elected as one of the Vice Presidents, for Renew Europe. Martin says ‘I’ll do my best to help the group focus on the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss, LGBT rights, defending the rule of law and confronting populist nationalism across Europe.’