Chinese New Year message from Tim Farron MP

January 23, 2017 1:51 PM

Tim Farron portrait in front of Westminster"Dear Friends

I would like to wish you all a Happy Lunar New Year. May it bring good fortune to you, your family and your loved ones.

The Chinese community plays a treasured role in British society, as well as in our economy. I hope the Liberal Democrats can further facilitate this positive relationship in the year head.

Amidst the uncertainty caused by recent events, and its effects on both China and the UK's respective positions in the world, I want to re-affirm the commitment of the Liberal Democrats to maintaining a constructive relationship with China.

It is said that those born during the Year of the Rooster are associated with the qualities of trustworthiness and responsibility. By persevering with these values, I believe both China and the UK can continue to play a valuable role in the international community, particularly in facing new challenges.

And if you believe, as I do, that Britain is at its best when it is open, tolerant and united, then 2017 is a year when you must make your voice heard. Together we can ensure the Year of the Rooster will bring greater peace, stability and prosperity for everyone.

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Gong Hey Fatt Choy!

Tim Farrron, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

January 2017