Last night, Liberal Democrats won the Kendal North district and town council by-elections.
Jonathan Cornthwaite was elected to serve on South Lakeland District Council.
Jonathan said: "I want to thank everyone who cast their vote for me and Phil yesterday.
"I'm hugely grateful for this opportunity and looking forward to getting things done for local residents."
Meanwhile Phil Walker was elected to serve on Kendal Town Council.
Phil said: "I'm really honoured that local people have put their faith in me as their local councillor - I can't wait to get started!"
Commenting on the by-election victories, local Lib Dem MP Tim Farron said: "I'm absolutely delighted for Jonathan and Phil.
"They are both Kendal through and through and care enormously about the future of our town.
"I know that as councillors they will now work their socks off to tackle speeding on our estates, create safer routes to schools and help me to fight for the future of our local hospitals."
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