Liberal Democrat have had some great early wins:
- We have gained majority control of St Albans City and District Council.
- We made gains in Cambridgeshire and Tunbridge Wells, taking away the Conservatives' majorities on those councils. And more gains from the Conservatives in Oxfordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire Essex, Wokingham, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Shropshire and Devon.
- We held Orkney, Shetland, Edinburgh Western and North East Fife - re-electing four great MSPs.
- Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds won in Mid and West Wales.
- We made gains from Labour in Sunderland, Liverpool, Hull, Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley;
- We became the largest party on Stockport council and held our councils in Watford, Winchester, Eastleigh, Three Rivers and Cheltenham;
- Liberal Democrats gained a seat on the Greater London Assembly.
- In Chesham and Amersham, where there is an upcoming parliamentary by-election, Liberal Democrats finished a strong second to the Conservatives. In Amersham Lib Dems went from 0 seats to a majority on the Town Council.
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Liberal Democrats have elected our biggest ever group to Oxfordshire County Council, with 8 gains, including from the Conservative council leader.
Liberal Democrats make big gains in Oxfordshire. Winning 21 councillors, our biggest ever group on the council.— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) May 9, 2021
We defeated the Conservative leader of the Council.#LibDemWin #ElectionsResults2021 pic.twitter.com/gOtz3zb3jh
We won a majority in St Albans.
And held our majority in Three Rivers
Liberal Democrats retain control of Three Rivers District Council in Hertfordshire. pic.twitter.com/OlIlqOGkeD— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) May 9, 2021
Lib Dems defeated the Conservative leader of Hertfordshire County Council.
Hina Bokhari joins Caroline Pidgeon in the Greater London Assembly.
Proud to see Hina Bokhari elected as a member of the Greater London Assembly today.— Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 (@EdwardJDavey) May 8, 2021
Hina is the first Muslim woman to be elected to GLA. I know she will do a wonderful job alongside Caroline Pidgeon AM. pic.twitter.com/9OZjqhBgO2
In Buckinghamshire, we gained three seats from the Conservatives.
In Buckinghamshire, the Liberal Democrats have gained three seats from the Conservatives.— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) May 8, 2021
Liberal Democrats are the main opposition to the Conservatives in Buckinghamshire.#LibDemWin #ElectionResults2021 pic.twitter.com/2Bm2nQuw4M
We made a big step forward in Wiltshire.
We've made three gains in Wokingham.
And held all of our seats in Watford.
We've made four gains from the Conservatives in Tunbridge Wells.
And a huge congratulations to Aude & James!
Congratulations Aude and James! https://t.co/vStW3mQc8n— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) May 8, 2021
We've gained 3 seats on Gloucester council and become the main opposition.
We've retained control of Cheltenham Borough Council.
Alex Wagner has become the youngest Councillor on Shropshire with a huge swing from the Conservatives.
Alex Wagner wins to become the youngest councillor in Shropshire with a huge 43% swing from the Conservatives. https://t.co/WeCztGAV4T— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) May 8, 2021
We've made progress in Devon making 2 gains.
Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds won in Mid and West Wales.
We had our best results in a decade in Liverpool.
In Surrey, we gained five seats from the Conservatives on the Council, and retained control of Mole Valley District Council.
In Wakefield, we've gained a seat and doubled our group on the council.
I am so ridiculously proud of my mum. I’ve been stupidly busy with work & this is result is down to the tireless hard work she has put in.— Cllr Tom Gordon (@tomgordonLD) May 7, 2021
I cannot think of anyone else who could be better to help provide a strong voice & fight for our towns with me 🧡 https://t.co/TOysDJhqpx
In Barnsley, we gained three seats.
We've won the popular vote in Hull and won 10 seats to Labour's 9.
Beatrice Wishart Alex Cole-Hamilton and Willie Rennie are re-elected to the Scottish parliament.
The first Liberal Democrat elected in Salford for over a decade.
Congratulations to Avrohom Walter! The first Lib Dem elected to Salford since 2010! 🔶 pic.twitter.com/5fh7UiT4We— Salford Lib Dems (@SalfordLibDems) May 7, 2021
We increase our majority on South Lakeland council, and in Sheffield we gain seats as Labour lose their majority.
Winning in Westmorland! Lib Dems hold our seats with increased majorities and make a huge gain in Coniston & Broughton from the Conservatives. Now to the pub... pic.twitter.com/5yX9ayxpSk— Tim Farron (@timfarron) May 7, 2021
Liam McArthur is re-elected as MSP for Orkney. Liberal Democrats win seats from the Conservatives in Essex and Cambridgeshire.
Lib Dems +5 seats to take Cambridgeshire to no overall control from Conservatives. pic.twitter.com/qU08FD7JWD— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) May 7, 2021
Gains in Sunderland from Labour, and becoming the largest party on Stockport Council.
Liberal Democrats have become the biggest party on Stockport Council. pic.twitter.com/2BjkwYXbMc— Liberal Democrats (@LibDems) May 7, 2021
Well done Sunderland Lib Dems - gaining four seats from Labour overnight.— Ed Davey MP 🔶🇪🇺 (@EdwardJDavey) May 7, 2021
I know you'll do a great job. pic.twitter.com/D3Lt1URqvV