Great Local Election results in Cheshire West and Chester (CWaC) and Cheshire East

We achieved our best set of local elections for many years locally and of course nationally and these give us a great springboard for the Euro Elections on 23rd May.

In Cheshire West, we now have two Councillors up from none 4 years ago.!

The Council is now in No Overall Control and we will use our influence to campaign on the issues we care about most.

Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts was elected to serve his community of Farndon – making him the second Lib Dem member after Malcolm Gaskill beat Stephen Burns, Labour, and former CWAC deputy chairman, by just 11 votes to represent Winsford Swanlow.

Malcolm Gaskill

In Cheshire East our Chair Mark Ireland- Jones built on his superb campaign at last year’s by-election and got very close to taking Bunbury Ward and Richard Derricutt gave Tory Council Leader Cllr Bailey a scare coming up only 78 votes short in Audlem! Overall we added 2 councillors in Cheshire East doubling our representation to 4 on what is now a hung council.

In Tarvin and Kelsall Ward a great campaign from Ted Lush and John Edwards meant we came within 25 votes of winning one seat in the ward

We fielded 80 candidates across Cheshire in the local elections on May 2nd.

There were 30 candidates in Cheshire East and 50 across Cheshire West and Chester (CWaC). This was a record number in recent elections and demonstrates the strength of the Party.

All our candidates worked hard and achieved excellent results and we now have a solid membership and campaigner base to build on.

Its a great springboard for the European Elections on May 23rd and we are working hard for those now too.

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Richard Dawson. Online Campaign Coordinator

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