What a night!

There’s nothing better than waking up to “Lib Dem GAIN” after a night of elections. And there’s been a long, long list of those after last night. We’re absolutely delighted – congratulations to all our hardworking activists!

Winning The Office GIF

With over seventy councils yet to declare, we’re up over 450 councillors and have gained control of 9 new councils:

  • Bath and North East Somerset – Jacob Rees-Mogg now has a Lib Dem for his local councillor!

  • Chelmsford – where we made 26 gains to take us from 5 seats to 31.

  • Cotswold – a council we’ve never held before

  • Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Mole Valley
  • North Devon
  • North Norfolk
  • Somerset West and Taunton
  • Vale of White Horse

There’s no denying it – this is a Remain backlash. People up and down the country, in Leave and Remain-voting areas, are sick of Brexit.

And not just Tories, either. Remain-supporting Labour voters are swinging behind us. They’ve had enough of Labour trying to be everything to everyone. Or in the words of a certain Labour frontbencher, bailing the Tories out:

Truly remarkable. The constant Gardiner to the Tories: “We are in there trying to bail you guys out.” pic.twitter.com/rONOXIjFjs

— John Harris (@johnharris1969) May 3, 2019

Next step – carrying this momentum into the European elections. A vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote for Remain. Say you’re with us – pledge your EU election vote to us today and help us stop Brexit: