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Watson will be a great leader for Liberals in Europe – Clegg

November 26, 2011 12:13 PM
Originally published by East Midlands Liberal Democrats

Graham WatsonLiberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has congratulated Sir Graham Watson MEP on his election as President of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform party (ELDR), the grouping of Liberal parties in Europe.

Commenting, Nick Clegg said:

"In uncertain times we need strong leaders in Europe who are prepared to do the right thing in very difficult circumstances.

"That's why I think Sir Graham will be a great leader for Liberals in Europe. His skill and wealth of experience will be invaluable as he brings people together to face these huge challenges.

"I have known Sir Graham for many years and he has always been a strong, passionate voice for the cause of Liberalism."