++Lib Dems win Teignbridge

The Lib Dems have just won Teignbridge District Council from no overall council.

We gained 10 seats, while the Tories lost 11 seats. An independent gained one seat.

We’ve now gained 423 seats over the country.

* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist. He is one of the Liberal Democrat Voice team. He blogs at Liberal Burblings.

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  • Peter Martin 3rd May '19 - 4:06pm

    Congratulations to the Lib Dems for doing well in the locals.

    Having said that, it’s a thankless task running any local government at the moment, given that Central Govt has squeezed so hard in recent years. My comments on deficit financing don’t apply to local governments. The really are like a household and normal budgetary rules, as we nearly all understand them to be, do apply. Central Govt is still where most of the power in the UK lies – even though the Lib Dems have wanted to give much of it away to Brussels. Fortunately we still have the pound and are fiscally independent.

    This is Prof Bill Mitchell with in depth analyses of what UK local government is up against:

    http://bilbo.economicoutlook.net/blog/?p=42234

  • Sue Sutherland 3rd May '19 - 7:47pm

    I’m afraid we must prepare for Labour and the Tories to gang up and agree a Brexit deal. Both leaders are saying the message from the locals is to get on with Brexit. Admittedly they’re not starting until after the Bank holiday so they’re not rushing but they both want to avoid further punishment at the Euro elections.
    I do hope I’m wrong.

  • Peter Watson 3rd May '19 - 8:44pm

    @Sue Sutherland “they both want to avoid further punishment at the Euro elections”
    They might actually be prepared to take a bit of punishment at the Euro elections if they believe it will provide further evidence of support for getting on with Brexit …

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