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Lib Dems ‘back in the contest’ in Daventry

May 4, 2018 1:50 PM
By Andrew Simpson
Originally published by Daventry Liberal Democrats

Daventry Liberal Democrats have welcomed last night's District Council elections as significant progress for the Lib Dems and a clear sign that the party is now back as a contender in local politics". Daventry local Elections

"If you look back to 2014 when these seats were last fought then we only contested 3 out of 12 seats and achieved just a handful of votes". said Local party Chair Andrew Simpson. "At these elections we stood candidates in all 12 seats as well as the Walgrave by-election, which Labour didn't contend, and we came second in two of those seats with over 30% of the vote. As well as that we managed a hard fought three party campaign in Abbey North which saw our vote increase by 20% on last time.

"These elections have put the Lib Dems back in the contest locally and show the party can be optimistic about making gains in future local elections".

"It is disappointing that there have not been more opposition councillors elected to challenge and scrutinise the current Conservative Council who now have a major challenge in working through the changes being imposed on us to the way our council's operate"

"Lib Dems will play our part in trying to shape the future agenda for Daventry District Council and Northamptonshire to make sure whatever follows our current Council is fit for purpose and serves the people better than the current ones".

For the results of the Daventry District Council elections see here.