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Lib Dem wins

May 10, 2021 4:01 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

In England, the Liberal Democrats gained 17% of the popular vote (see the BBC item) - well above our national poll rating, we defended every council where we have majority control and have gained control in St Albans.

Liberal Democrat have had some great wins:

  • We have gained majority control of St Albans City and District Council.
  • We made gains in Cambridgeshire and Tunbridge Wells, taking away the Conservatives' majorities on those councils. And more gains from the Conservatives in Oxfordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire Essex, Wokingham, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Shropshire and Devon.
  • We held Orkney, Shetland, Edinburgh Western and North East Fife - re-electing four great MSPs.
  • Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds won in Mid and West Wales.
  • We made gains from Labour in Sunderland, Liverpool, Hull, Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley;
  • We became the largest party on Stockport council and held our councils in Watford, Winchester, Eastleigh, Three Rivers and Cheltenham;
  • Liberal Democrats gained a seat on the Greater London Assembly.
  • In Chesham and Amersham, where there is an upcoming parliamentary by-election, Liberal Democrats finished a strong second to the Conservatives. In Amersham Lib Dems went from 0 seats to a majority on the Town Council.

With the final results in from Cherwell Council, it's now confirmed that the Liberal Democrats have made a net gain of 8 seats in this May's council elections in England. This means that this is the third year in a row that the party has made a net gain of seats in the May elections. 586 Liberal Democrat councillors have been elected.

Liberal Democrats win 4 out of 9 Essex County Council seats in Chelmsford. pic.twitter.com/9ZCcS0hRFT

- Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) May 7, 2021