Spring in to action
So while I encourage you to get involved locally, please do find the time to help Jackie some way. Our success in Richmond Park really does show what brilliant things we can achieve. If you cannot get to Manchester in person, there is phone canvassing, or helping financially - to steal a phrase - "Every Little Helps". Find out how you can help here.
This message is being heard up and down the country and we should see a great result next month.
You can watch my recent speech by clicking on the screen grab above.
March for Europe
On Saturday March 25th, the anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, I was so proud to join with thousands of Lib Dem friends and colleagues to march for Europe. Were you there?
To coincide with the triggering of Article 50, we wanted to send the Prime Minster a message . The tens of thousands of people I marched alongside wanted to say "Theresa, you may well be prepared to hit the self destruct button by triggering Article 50 but we will be holding you to account every step of the way".
There were other marches across the UK and EU in support of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, they celebrated the years of peace and stability that the EU has brought to this continent.
European Parliament to play key role in Brexit
Last week in Strasbourg the European Parliament laid down its guidelines for acceptance of any deal with the UK. (See my speech in the debate above).
These negotiations are led by Guy Verhofstadt, the leader of the ALDE group in which I sit. The resolution made clear that no deal will be approved that is not acceptable to the parliament. The directly elected MEPs are part of the approval process in all deals made with the Union.
So this week's alarming news will be of great importance to the parliament. A photographed document from the Department for International (DIT) revealing the government is planning to water down Climate Change and wildlife regulations shows the Tories may be using Brexit as an excuse to sabotage vital environmental standards.
This is astounding, especially considering their 2015 manifesto promises to continue improving environmental standards as a whole.
What Mrs May and her Hard Brexit Government must remember is the EU, in particular the European Parliament, can and will veto any future trade deal if it fails to maintain rigorous environmental protection - including of course any future UK deal.
With this in mind, I have a new petition calling on MEPs to veto any UK-EU trade deal if environmental standards are weakened - please sign and share!
All that's left for me to do now is to wish you a very happy and peaceful Easter and enjoy time with family and friends.
Catherine Bearder MEP