Congratulations to Joe Crome and the local Liberal Democrat team on a great result:
On standing Joe told the Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser,
I live in Leatherhead North with my wife and twin baby girls, and have spent the last nine years working with young people in Leatherhead for a local charity. I grew up in and around Leatherhead, went to school at Therfield and am passionate about helping improve our community.
My priorities for Leatherhead North include making our recreation grounds and public spaces safer, preventing antisocial behaviour, road safety (particularly Kingston Road where pedestrians cross outside One Stop), fighting for affordable housing, and making sure there is more for local young people to do.
As the only candidate who lives in Leatherhead North, I believe I can use my local knowledge and experience to make a difference and represent our community well.
Good also to see Lib Dem candidates this time round in a quartet of other places with by-elections given how important standing more candidates is to a sustainable Lib Dme recovery: