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Fantastic Results for Liberal Democrats in Chesterfield

May 6, 2019 7:20 PM

Successful Candidates May 2019

Chesterfield Liberal Democrats have won 17 seats, an increase of 8 on 2015. We missed another by just 1 vote and a further one by under 60 votes.

Our campaign manager Paul Holmes commented " Gains like this put Labour under notice that local voters are deeply unhappy with how they run the Council. Labour's Council Leader said at the Count that they had heard the voters message on the doorstep about Jeremy Corbyn and about Brexit. They seem however, to have missed all the other messages about the Town Centre, Labour's waste of taxpayers money and their neglect of environmental concerns."

"If Labour prefer to adopt the head in the sand approach and ignore all the uncomfortable truths, then it is our job to make them take notice and offer an alternative to their failure."

This was an astonishingly bad set of results for both Labour and Conservatives across the country as a whole as well as here in Chesterfield. It was a very good night for the Liberal Democrats.