Election Success for local Liberal Democrats

May 27, 2021 5:52 PM
Class of 2021 - WBC and SCC councillorsAcross Woking, Liberal Democrats had an amazing election result this May. We gained 3 seats on Woking Borough Council and 1 seat on Surrey County Council, from the Conservatives.

Lance Spencer gained the Goldsworth East and Horsell Village County seat, defeating the Deputy Leader of the County Council in the process.

On the Borough Council, Will Forster held his seat in Hoe Valley, Ann-Marie Barker held her Goldsworth Park seat and Liberal Democrats gained the Horsell, Mount Hermon and St John's wards. Congratulations to newly elected Councillors Adam Kirby, Ellen Nicholson and Dale Roberts. The new councillors join a strong Liberal Democrat team, with a fantastic mix of experience and skills. It was disappointing to lose Cllr Chrystie who had contributed so much to both the Council

Liberal Democrats won 5 out of the 10 seats up for election, to the Conservatives' 4 and 1 for Labour. Following the election, Woking Council is now on a knife-edge, with 13 Tories, 12 Lib Dems, 3 Labour and 2 Independents. Liberal Democrats have made gains in every local election since 2018. If these results are repeated at next year's election, the Liberal Democrats will become the largest party.

On Surrey County Council Liberal Democrats made 5 gains, resulting in the largest Lib Dem Group there since the 1997 elections. Although the Tories still have a majority, it is a majority of 6, notably reduced.

In the Police and Crime Commissioner election Liberal Democrat Paul Kennedy came a good second to the Conservative.