Lib Dems win more seats than Conservatives in 2024 Local Election

9 May 2024
Ed Davey in front of crowd with Lib Dem diamond signs

Ed Davey has hailed the success of the Liberal Democrats in the recent elections.

The final tally showed the Liberal Democrats have won more seats than the Conservatives at the 2024 Local Elections, which has only ever happened once before, in 1996. The Conservatives won 508 seats, losing 472. The Liberal Democrats won 520 seats, gaining 105.

Across this Parliamentary cycle, the Liberal Democrats have topped the table for seat gains in May elections:

  • Lib Dem: +768
  • Labour: +545
  • Green: +480
  • Conservative: -1,783

Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey MP said: 

"Up and down the country Conservative MPs will be looking over their shoulder terrified of the Liberal Democrats who have won more seats than them in this election.

"This was the final test before the General Election and it's clear Conservative MPs are on notice. 

"We've moved forward in blue wall battlegrounds and we've seen a real collapse in support for Rishi Sunak and his out of touch Government.

"The choice for millions of people at the General Election is clear - they can get a fair deal with the Liberal Democrats or have 4 more years of Conservative chaos."




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