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Best ever set of local election results for the Lib Dems.

May 6, 2019 7:41 PM

1350 (and counting) Liberal Democrat Councillors elected. 703 Councillor gains.

We held control of every Council we were defending. We won control of twelve more.

That officially makes this local election our best ever - smashing through the previous record by a country mile.

Just as good - hundreds of people have joined the Liberal Democrats. It's our fastest day of membership growth in almost two years.

The results show we're making real progress too - we took control of in Vale of the White Horse, Hinckley & Bosworth, North Norfolk, Winchester, Bath and North East Somerset, Cotswolds, Chelmsford North Devon, Mole Valley, North Devon, Somerset West & Taunton and Teignbridge.

We also won big in key areas like Southport, Hazel Grove, St Albans and Cheadle and we made real, tangible progress in many more - including Dacorum, Welwyn Hatfield, Broxtowe, Wokingham, Brentwood, Southend, New Forest, Barnsley and Sunderland.

We could go on and on and on.

To everyone who has made this possible, I want to say thank you. More Liberal Democrat councils and councillors means we can get more change in communities across the country

Vince Cable

Leader of the Liberal Democrats