Liberal Democrats romp home in local elections

May 7, 2016 8:08 PM

In the Churchdown County Divison by election, caused by the sad death of long serving Councillor Bill Whelan, the Liberal Democrats held the seat with an increased percentage of the vote. The newly elected County Councillor, Jack Williams, gives his thanks below. In addition, in the Swindon Village ward of Cheltenham Borough Council (which is in Tewkesbury Constituency) Cllr Bernie Fisher was re-elected, contributing to the Liberal Democrat landslide in Cheltenham which saw 15 Liberal Democrats elected (to the Tories 3) with 5 gains. As a result Cheltenham continues as a Liberal Democrat run council.

Jack WilliamsJack Williams says

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who helped, supported and encouraged me - I am pleased to announce that I was elected to represent Churchdown on Gloucestershire County Council with a majority of 638 over the Conservative candidate.

It is a shame that this opportunity was only available to me due to the sad loss of Bill Whelan earlier this year It is important to me to continue the work that Bill Whelan started and that is why I shall be once again taking up the fight for Churchdown. I am honoured to have had so many hard working local Liberal Democrat Councillors who have come before me in Churchdown, and I look forward to continuing that tradition by working hard for everyone that lives here.

As your local Councillor I am here to work for you.

I am already in the process of arranging a meeting with the local Highways Manager for Churchdown to address issues that have been raised on the doorstep during my campaign, please get in contact if there are any issues that you think I should be aware of.

If you know of any issues that you think we as Liberal Democrats should be taking a look at, please get in touch and then we can talk about them.

Jack Williams (LD) 1700 54.47%

Conservative 1062 34.03%

Labour 359 11.50%

Lib Dem majority: 638. Turnout 3121 (36%)