Margrét Sverrisdóttir has decided to leave the Liberal Party after a meeting with her supporters yesterday. Sverrisdóttir lost the party elections for vice-chairman on Sunday and is dissatisfied with how the party has become.
According to Fréttabladid, Sverrisdóttir stated the leadership of the Liberal Party had enabled members of former political party Nýtt afl (“New Force”) to enter its circle with the elections on Sunday on her expense.
“The leadership of the Liberal Party has turned their back on their loyal supporters […] and I don’t believe I can work with these men,” Sverrisdóttir told Fréttabladid.
“My future is completely undecided as it is, I don’t have anything planned,” she went on to say, but added that she is not going to quit politics altogether.
“This is a little sad,” leader of the Liberal Party Gudjón Arnar Kristjánsson told Fréttabladid. He denied that the party’s leadership and members of Nýtt afl had purposefully pushed Sverrisdóttir out of the party. “She is not telling the truth when she says that,” Kristjánsson said.
Sverrisdóttir’s trouble with other members of the Liberal Party began when she was suspended as its manager in December last year.