Liberal Democrats secure big by-election wins in the Kent Estuary
Written by John Williamson on 22/12/2018
The Liberal Democrats last night secured resounding victories in the County Council and District Council by-elections in the Kent Estuary.
In the Kent Estuary County Council seat, Pete McSweeney achieved an impressive increase in the Lib Dem vote share – from 53% to 62% – whilst the Conservative, Green and Labour vote shares all fell.
In the Arnside & Milnthorpe District Council seat, Helen Chaffey also secured a big increase in the vote share, from 50% to 59%.
The by-elections were triggered following the death of Ian Stewart, who sadly passed away recently.
Local Lib Dem MP Tim Farron said: “I’m so incredibly grateful to everyone who voted for our local Lib Dem team yesterday. Pete and Helen work really hard for their local community. And I know, alongside local councillor Rupert Audland, they will continue to get things done for the villages of Kent Estuary.”