Four years ago, the last time this May’s seats were up for election, the election results really were quite something for the Lib Dems, with an amazing 704 net gains. So what has this May brought the Liberal Democrats?
Some important progress in Labour-facing areas, which is important in its own right and also for helping to put the Lib Dems in a good place to continue making local government progress if there’s a Labour instead of a Conservative government in the not-so-distant future:
And good news from the big showdown with Labour in Hull:
It’s looking good news up against the Conservatives too:
Here’s Ed Davey’s take on the early results:
As for what’s happening with votes:
With all this good news coming it, a word of extra sympathy is important for those who didn’t make it this time, either councillors who weren’t re-elected or target seat candidates who didn’t get across the winning line this week. Missing out is always tough, but even more so when so many colleagues around the party are celebrating. Thank you for your efforts, and commiserations.
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