Some highlights from the local election results so far

I’ll do a more considered analysis of the May election results in the next edition of Lib Dem Newswire (sign up here), but ahead of that here are some initial highlights:

And another gain there too:

All in all good news for Cheadle PPC, Tom Morrison.


That’s one of 12 gains for the Lib Dems, to go from 5 to 17 on Merton Council, a very good sign for Paul Kohler and the next general election too.

Cracking set of results too in David Cameron’s former back yard:

And after all the speculation about whether the Lib Dems would lose control of Sutton, the party only lost two seats and so:

And another example of great progress outside the party’s recent areas of strength:

Anton was the sole Lib Dem on the council. Now there’s a group. Hence:

An interesting piece of analysis:

Councillor distribution by affluence of ward 2022

Given how STV works, this is a quite remarkable result:

And a Lib Dem gain by just one vote:

The defeated Conservatives in Huntingdonshire included the Conservative council leader.

The gains keep on coming:

Speaking of Charles Kennedy’s time…

Finally, if you’re trying to make sense of the difference seat change numbers given by different media outlets, this explainer may help.

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