Let's be honest, our result in this year's European elections wasn't the one we would have wanted. Being a party of Government meant it was always going to be an uphill struggle to win our first ever European seat.
I'm proud of the campaign we fought. Not only did we stand up for our core liberal values, but we were also the only party brave enough to properly stand up to UKIP's divisive populism. Taking the fight to the separatist sentiment was the right thing to do, and we should never forget that.
We are now faced with a challenge. We have a big year ahead of us and we need to come back fighting. We have had bad results before, but we have always picked ourselves up and redoubled our efforts. I know that we will do it again, but we will need your help.
No-one else will stand up to the threats to our jobs and our place in the world.
No-one else will properly hold the Welsh Labour Government to account for our failing public services that you, I and our families rely on.
No-one else will tell the people of Wales about our vision for a stronger economy and a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life.
Now more than ever before is the time to stand up for our values and beliefs as the radical force in Welsh politics, and shout them from the rooftops. That's why I'm asking you to join me and join the fight to win, for next year and beyond.
The fight back starts now. Please fill in the form below to let me know how you can help the Welsh Liberal Democrats win.