Liberal Democrats secured the highest gains in local elections 2nd May 2019

Vote Share for Lib Dems in West Worcestershire hits 24% up from 9.4% (2017); Malvern Hills Lib Dem Vote Share hits 28%

West Worcestershire Vote Share May 2019














Malvern Hills District Council Vote Share 2019

Gaining over 700 Lib Dem Councillors nationally, May 2019 delivered the highest number of gains in the history of the Party. 30 new Councillors were elected across the West Midlands, with the region accounting for 5% of the total increase.

In West Worcestershire Lib Dem vote share stood at 24% up from 9.4% in the 2017 General Election.

Malvern Hills District the Liberal Democrats gained 28% of the vote share – just 1% behind the Conservatives. The party gained 5 new seats on the Council to deliver a total of 9 seats. In Wychavon the party gained 2 new seats totalling 6 Lib Dem seats on the District Council.

Cllr Tom Wells, the longest standing Councillor with the highest vote share in the ranks of the Lib Dems in Worcestershire stated:

“This has been a great week for the Liberal Democrats across the country and closer to home in Malvern Hills.

“We have seen our seats increase from 4 to 9 here an increase of over 100%. The electorate has overwhelmingly rejected the Conservatives mandate and want to see a fresh approach. They keep saying to me they are fed up with extremes and want to see a moderate, inclusive approach taken that takes into account the needs of our elderly, vulnerable and importantly the next generation who will carry the baton forward.

“I am thrilled that amongst our newly elected cohort we have some great new talents including our youngest new councillor, Kaleem Aksar, who at 21 years old will, I’m sure, inspire other young people to become more involved at this critical time.”

Newly-elected Councillor for Malvern Hills (Priory) and Parliamentary Candidate for West Worcestershire, Beverley Nielsen, said:

"I'm really proud to have been elected and to join my fellow councillors in Malvern Hills. I’m looking forward to representing the great people of Malvern Priory and the district and showing them that electing Lib Dems gets things done!"

“Standing up for local people is what the Lib Dems are known for. We want local people to take part in the change that they have voted for. Many people have told us they’re very upset with the tired and split Conservative and Labour parties, and it's time for something different.”

“This result shows that we are within touching distance of the Tory vote in Worcestershire and a genuine challenger for the electorate. These figures speak volumes about the substantial recovery the Liberal Democrats have made and the Party is now targeting this seat in the General Election, whenever the Tories call it.”

Dee Tomlin, Chair, West Worcestershire Lib Dem Executive said, “This is a great result for us in West Worcestershire. We are backing our successful candidates and building on this as we look forward to the Euro elections on 23rd May."

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