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Lib Dems win three seats on Woking Borough Council on May 3rd

June 7, 2018 3:29 PM
Originally published by Woking Liberal Democrats

The Lib Dems gained ground in the Woking Borough Council elections held on Thursday 3rd May.

The Lib Dems held their two seats up for election in Hoe Valley and St John's, gained one in Mount Hermon and narrowly missed out on winning another in Goldsworth Park by just 10 votes in the recent local elections.

Woking Borough Council is still run by the Conservatives, but their majority has been reduced to just one by the Lib Dems and we unseated a leading Tory Councillor and Member of Woking Council's Executive in Mount Hermon. The Conservatives would have lost their majority if the result in Goldsworth Park ward had been different.

Woking Borough Vote share 2018 (Woking Lib Dems)

Lib Dem Group Leader on Woking Borough Council, Councillor Ann-Marie Barker said, "I am delighted with Thursday's local election results in Woking and across the country. The Lib Dems made some impressive gains including Liam Lyons winning Mount Hermon ward in Woking. I am pleased the voters re-elected two hardworking Lib Dem Councillors in Deborah Hughes and Ken Howard."

Across the country, the Lib Dems had a very good set of local elections gaining 75 Council seats and winning control of 9 local authorities. As a party, we held every single Council and Mayoralty they were defending including, Cheltenham, Eastleigh, South Lakeland, Sutton and Watford. The Lib Dems took control of Kingston-upon-Thames, Richmond-upon-Thames, South Cambridgeshire and Three Rivers.

Elsewhere in Surrey, the Lib Dems gained 3 seats in Tandridge, 2 in Mole Valley, where the Conservatives lost overall control of the Council, and 1 in Elmbridge.