Tim Farron, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, has said that the party has received over £500,000 in donations in the 48 hours since the General Election was announced.
The party said that the money was received after an e-mail was sent to its members and supporters asking for financial help. The party also confirmed that it has received a boost of 2,500 new members since the election announcement. Farron said in a statement:
“Thousands of people up and down the country are joining the Liberal Democrats so that we can send a message to Theresa May and the Conservative Brexit Government that we do not want a hard Brexit. In this General Election it is clear that only the Liberal Democrats can prevent a Conservative majority”.