Will Forster

Former Mayor of Woking and Lib Dem Councillor for South Woking Learn more

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Lib Dems win Woking and get our best ever European election result

by willforster on 6 June, 2019

I was delighted that a fortnight ago, the Lib Dems achieved our best ever European election result in the party’s history and topped the poll in Woking Borough.

Nationally, the Lib Dems got over 20% of the vote and we beat both Labour and the Conservatives for the first time since 1906. We now have 16 MEPs, 3 from the South East of England.

In Woking, the Lib Dems topped the poll with over 36% of the vote. The Brexit Party gained 28% of the vote and the Conservatives were left trailing in third with just 11%.

I think our clear, honest and unambiguous message has won us our best ever European election result. We have shown ourselves to be the strongest Remain force in British politics.
 
A fortnight before the Lib Dems’ European success, we also celebrated gaining over 700 Councillors in the local elections – including winning 4 Councillors in Woking and depriving the Conservatives overall control of Woking Borough Council.

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