Nick Clegg: Proud to launch the Leadership Programme
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
"I am very proud to be joined today by some outstanding candidates who are the first of many people to take part in the Leadership Programme.
"Increasing the diversity of our elected representatives is an absolute priority for me and the Liberal Democrats. To best represent Britain, we need to have candidates from all walks of life and all backgrounds.
"The Leadership Programme will be key to ending the too male and too pale image of our party and I am immensely looking forward to working with them over the next few years."