Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey MP has been announced as a speaker at the party’s Shropshire Council election bid launch.

Ludlow Liberal Democrats said Sir Ed will speak to members, councillors and candidates for May’s election today.

Speaking ahead of the launch, Sir Ed said: “There has never been a more important time for local Liberal Democrats to stand up for their communities, fight their corner and make Shropshire Council work for them.

“The local elections in 2019 saw the Lib Dems running alone or in partnership over 50 councils across England. They are making a real difference to people lives and it’s time we saw the same in Shropshire.”

Chirbury and Worthen county councillor Heather Kidd said: “We have an unpopular Conservative council who has presided over years of road contract shambles, poor maintenance, poor judgment on financial dealings and lack of willingness to listen to their residents. It really is time for a change.”

Sir Ed will be speaking remotely at Ludlow Liberal Democrats’ annual general meeting on Friday, November 20.