Lib Dems hold Aylesbury Oakfield and Taunton Halcon

There were three very good local election results for the Lib Dems last night.

Congratulations to Allison Harrison and Mark Willis who held Oakfield in Aylesbury for the Liberal Democrats. UKIP came in 80 or so votes behind, and took almost double the votes of the Tories who were in third place.

We also take our hat off to Roger Hurst who held Mickleham in the Mole Valley on an impressive 49% turnout.

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5 Comments

  • You’ve got UKIP and Tories in the wrong positions for the Parish Council result

  • Andy Boddington 4th Oct '13 - 7:34pm

    Thanks Devo. My error. But the result is right.

  • Not your most accurate, Andy. I think you’ll find that Mole Valley was last week. Lib Dems held the Halcon Ward in Taunton last night, however.

  • The Aylesbury result is very encouraging indeed, because it shows our vote going up, and both the Tory and Labour votes going down, in an area where we did particularly poorly in May.

    Mickleham, West Humble and Pixham is atypical. The ward is comprised of two highly prosperous Surrey villages and a suburb of a Home Counties town. At a general election, I would be surprised if the Tories get less than 60% of the vote here. It seems that voting on local issues is deeply ingrained in Mole Valley. The result tells us very little about the general health of the Liberal Democrats. But congratulations to the successful candidate and his team notwithstanding.

  • Andy Boddington 5th Oct '13 - 7:52am

    Mea culpa Tim13. I do have a good excuse, I was rushing out to a meeting with the local Euro MP in the local brewery. (Note, the article went live before I got to the brewery.) But I will definitely mark my report card “must do better” 🙂

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