Linda Jack 

'We are and always have been a radical party'

Linda Jack is chair of Liberal Left a member of the Liberal Democrats' Federal Policy Committee.

She was a candidate for Lib Dem president, and has been a staunch critic of the coalition with the Conservatives, writing regularly for the Guardian.

Liberal Left believes future coalition with Labour and others on the liberal left is more likely to secure Liberal Democrat goals than a further coalition with the Conservatives and Lib Dems should actively work to make that possible.

She is committed to building bridges between the progressive parties, including with Labour, Greens, SNP and Plaid Cymru.