Another Lib Dem Council GAIN

Good news from Norfolk tonight. Congratulations to Cllr Sue Catchpole and her team.

And another Sue, Sue Hislop, got 4.5% from a standing starti in North Kesteven

Unfortunately, we lost a seat to the Conservatives in Bristol. It doesn’t happen too often these days but very disappointing for the hard working local team when it does.

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  • I said we had 3 chances this week Aylsham was one, 2 to go. you have not mentioned our loss to the Cons at Bristol
    However this was a 3 seat ward we had just made 3rd place. Went to a recount last night we just missed but put on 8 per cent. A hold would have felt like a gain. Await Farnham and Horsham.

  • Nick Collins 25th May '18 - 10:04am

    Two near misses in Farnham. Bizarrely, the LibDems seem to have fielded the same candidate in both wards, so it’s probably just as well that she did not win them both!

  • Nick Collins 25th May '18 - 10:20am

    Sorry, scrub that comment: apparently one was for Borough Council and the other for Town!

  • John Marriott 25th May '18 - 10:23am

    @Nick Collins
    If it was the same candidate, it’s bizarre tactics like that that make Lib Dems look stupid. It’s not illegal; but it ought to be!

  • According to the Notices of Election on Waverley DC website both the District ward and the Town ward are called Farnham Castle, but for their results they have referred to Farnham Castle Borough ward results and Farnham Castle Town ward results, presumably to differentiate between the two.

    Bearing in mind Jo Aylwin got 338 votes in one and 339 in the other, I think the wards are the same.

    I think all we have is a bit of a misunderstanding.

  • Another reasonably good night. I used to live in Bristol so was amazed we ever held a seat in Westbury-on-Trym. It used to be a sea of blue posters at election time. As Theakes said, a hold would have felt like a gain.

  • Overall last night it looks as if we posted good gains in vote share except where Labour stood when they hadn’t last time.

    Farnham, along with Bristol looks a particularly good result if we tantalisingly didn’t quite cross the winning line.

    https://twitter.com/britainelects

  • John Marriott 25th May '18 - 12:19pm

    @Nick Collins
    I got in too quick! However, what sometimes happened on our local Town Council was as follows: In order to avoid an election (and having to do some work) candidates would put their names down for more than one Ward (there are currently five with each returning three councillors). So, when nominations were announced, they would hope that their name would appear as one of only three candidates nominated in a particular Ward, which it invariably did. If their name appeared in another Ward as one of four candidates, they would simply withdraw, thus avoiding an election, always assuming that another of the four hadn’t unbeknown to them also withdrawn, thus creating a vacancy.

    Hardly a satisfactory state of affairs.

  • Neil Sandison 26th May '18 - 11:02am

    Success builds on success .We have district elections again next year .The party needs to use the Autumn conference to promote our local government platform and why community politics delivers results for local residents and elects Liberal Democrat Councillors . Another successful evening in May 2019 will help our national profile and deliver MPs in future years.

  • nvelope2003 27th May '18 - 8:30pm

    A deal with the Greens might have saved Westbury- on- Trym & Henleaze

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