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Liberal Democrats secure big by-election wins in the Kent Estuary

January 3, 2019 9:36 AM

Tim with Pete and HelenThe Liberal Democrats last night secured resounding victories in the County Council and District Council by-elections in the Kent Estuary.

In the Kent Estuary County Council seat, Pete McSweeney achieved an impressive increase in the Lib Dem vote share - from 53% to 62% - whilst the Conservative, Green and Labour vote shares all fell.

In the Arnside & Milnthorpe District Council seat, Helen Chaffey also secured a big increase in the vote share, from 50% to 59%.

The by-elections were triggered following the death of Ian Stewart, who sadly passed away recently.

Local Lib Dem MP Tim Farron said: "I'm so incredibly grateful to everyone who voted for our local Lib Dem team yesterday. Pete and Helen work really hard for their local community. And I know, alongside local councillor Rupert Audland, they will get things done for the villages of Kent Estuary."