Liberal Democrats Top Harborough Vote

May 31, 2019 3:58 PM

Local Elections: Lib Dems make big gains

Liberal Democrat supporters are celebrating after gaining 9 seats across Harborough, Oadby and Wigston and scoring more votes than any other party.

Across Harborough Constituency, the Liberal Democrats polled 43% of the vote to the Conservatives' 33%.

Labour, the Greens and Independents trailed behind on 13%, 6% and 5% respectively.

Huge Boost

The result is a huge boost to the Liberal Democrats as they look to challenge the Conservative MP. As recently as 2005, the party came within less than 4,000 votes of winning.

In terms of counciillors, the party is even more ahead of the opposition.Local residents have elected 36 Liberal Democrat councillors in Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, compared to just 15 for the Conservatives,]

The other parties have no councillors in our area.