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What a night!

May 3, 2019 3:00 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

There's nothing better than waking up to "Lib Dem GAIN" after a night of elections. And there's been a long, long list of those after last night. We're absolutely delighted - congratulations to all our hardworking activists!

Winning The Office GIF

With over seventy councils yet to declare, we're up over 450 councillors and have gained control of 9 new councils:

  • Bath and North East Somerset - Jacob Rees-Mogg now has a Lib Dem for his local councillor!
  • Chelmsford - where we made 26 gains to take us from 5 seats to 31.
  • Cotswold - a council we've never held before
  • Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Mole Valley
  • North Devon
  • North Norfolk
  • Somerset West and Taunton
  • Vale of White Horse

There's no denying it - this is a Remain backlash. People up and down the country, in Leave and Remain-voting areas, are sick of Brexit.

And not just Tories, either. Remain-supporting Labour voters are swinging behind us. They've had enough of Labour trying to be everything to everyone. Or in the words of a certain Labour frontbencher, bailing the Tories out:

Next step - carrying this momentum into the European elections. A vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote for Remain. Say you're with us - pledge your EU election vote to us today and help us stop Brexit: