Best ever gains in local elections


The Liberal Democrats have secured the highest gains for the Party in local elections, that were held on May 2.

Gaining over 700 Lib Dem councillors nationally, May 2019 delivered the highest number of gains in the history of the Party. With an increase of 30 councillors in the West Midlands, the region accounts for 5% of the increase, with an increase in vote share for areas we didn't win this time.

These significant results are bolstered by taking control of Town councils in Stratford and Ross-on-Wye and many more Lib Dems being elected to Parish councils too.

Newly-elected Councillor for Malvern Hills (Priory) and EU Election Candidate, Beverley Nielsen, said:

“Standing up for local people by building our council base is what the Lib Dems are proud to be known for. Many people have told us they are very upset with the tired and split Conservative and Labour parties, and it's time for something different.

"People know that locally, nationally and through the European Union - Liberal Democrats demand better, and deliver better. 

"I'm looking forward to representing the great people of Malvern and showing them that electing Lib Dems gets things done!"

Former MEP and candidate 1 on the West Midlands Lib Dem list for the EU Elections, Phil Bennion, said:

"This is a great set of results for the Liberal Democrats and a fantastic springboard for the EU Elections on May 23.

"Having been part of the Liberal Democrat team in Europe and personally leading on important issues in the European Parliament, I realise how important it is to have Lib Dems in the EU. We change people's lives for the better, which we will continue to do in the areas that have elected Lib Dem councillors.

"The West Midlands deserves better and with the Lib Dems leading the charge for remain, we can deliver better for the people of our fantastic region.

"Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote to Stop Brexit."

Full results:

Area - Total returned (change)

Bromsgrove - 3 (+3)
East Staffordshire - 1 (0)
Herefordshire - 6 (+4)
Lichfield - 1 (0)
Malvern Hills - 9 (+5)
Rugby - 9 (0)
Solihull - 6 (+2)
Staff Moorlands - 1 (-1)
Stratford-upon-Avon - 11 (+8)
Telford & Wrekin - 4 (+1)
Walsall - 2 (0)
Warwick - 9 (+7)
Wychavon - 6 (+1)
Wyre Forrest - 3 (+1)


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