Oxfordshire Lib Dems are celebrating a great set of local election results across the county this May.
The party held all the seats it was defending on Oxford City Council and West Oxfordshire District Council, came close to winning new seats on Cherwell District Council and gained a seat from the Conservatives in Wantage.
In the Police & Crime Commissioner election, Lib Dem John Howson increased the Lib Dem vote and moved up to third place across the large Thames Valley police area.
These good results show that the Liberal Democrats are back on the up across Oxfordshire, with hundreds of Oxfordshire supporters joining the Liberal Democrats during the last year, helping to rebuild the party’s campaigning.
Cherwell District Council
The Lib Dem team ran the Tories close in the new Kidlington West ward, with Doug Williamson missing out by less than 100 votes.
Oxford City Council
We also held all four wards we were defending: Headington (Cllr. Ruth Wilkinson pictured); St. Margaret’s, Summertown and Wolvercote. We also ran Labour close in Holywell and Quarry & Risinghurst.
Wantage Town Council
Lib Dem Andrew Crawford GAINED a seat from the Tories on Wantage Town Council. This followed a decision by Conservative councillors to raise the Town’s Council Tax by a massive 98%!
West Oxfordshire District Council
We won both seats we were defending on West Oxfordshire District Council: Charlbury & Finstock and Woodstock. Liz Leffman held the Charlbury seat with a massive 65% of all the votes cast.