Great election results for LDV team members

Two members of the LDV team were standing for election on Thursday.

Joe Otten has faced the electorate two years running. He was up for election at the end of his four year cycle last year and Sheffield had all-ups this year after new boundaries came in.

The result was impressive:

Joe Otten result

The three Liberal Democrats were 2000 votes ahead of their nearest Labour rivals. That’s a vote of confidence if ever there was one.

Joe wasn’t so lucky in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, but he put up a good, liberal, sensible fight and retained his deposit. He narrowly missed out on 3rd place behind Labour, UKIP and the Tories.

Meanwhile in St Albans, Chris White retained his seat with more than half the vote.

Chris White result

Chris was also running for Police and Crime Commissioner and came third, topping the PCC vote in Watford in the process:
 Chris White PCC election result
Well done to both of them.  They are both fantastic councillors and it’s great to see their hard work rewarded with such a hefty public endorsement.



* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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  • Congratulations to both! It’s good to have active councillors on the LDV team.

  • When did 4th place ever become a ‘Hefty’ public endorsement.

  • Lorenzo Cherin 7th May '16 - 5:19pm

    Well done both , and what is Silvio talking about ?

  • I’m talking about 4th place in the PCC Election being classed as a ‘Hefty endorsement’ from the public. The results in London and Wales were they ‘Hefty endorsements ‘ too?

  • Silvio: the only person making that claim is you, so you’re the best placed to answer your own question 🙂

    Congratulations Joe and Chris.

  • Caron Lindsay Caron Lindsay 8th May '16 - 8:06am

    If Silvio had read the piece properly, he would realise that I used that phrase in relation to Joe’s fantastic performance in his council ward where he had a thumping majority.

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