The LibDems have taken control of Bath AND North East Somerset.
For the first time the Lib Dems came top in last week’s local elections in North East Somerset. We won 14,459 votes, which was 710 more than the Conservatives. Labour were a distant third, nearly 7,000 further behind.
Lib Dem North East Somerset parliamentary candidate Nick Coates said,
“Voters clearly want change and have decided that the Liberal Democrats are the best placed to beat the Conservatives.”
We beat our own and everybody else's expectations. It was a brilliantly executed campaign supporting a superb team of candidates.
I have been delighted to work actively,indeed intensely, over the last 7 months with successful candidates:
Bathavon North - Sarah Warren and Kevin Guy
Bathavon South - Neil Butters and Matt McCabe
High Littleton - Ryan Wills
Keynsham East - Hal MacFie and Andy Wait
Mendip (where we beat the leader of the Council) - Dave Wood
Saltford - Duncan Hounsell and Alastair Singleton
and, somewhere where I have only been a few times, Radstock where Bruce Shearn is now the councillor.
We are now the main opposition to Jacob Rees-Mogg.
And so, on to the next stage ...