Lib Dems surge in Watford local elections


The Watford Liberal Democrats have surged to a record local election win in May.

The Liberal Democrats won 10 out of the 13 seats and also won 55% of the vote, way ahead of their Labour and Conservative rivals. This was a 11% increase on last year.


The Liberal Democrats also increased their vote share in Holywell, Leggats and Vicrage wards, making them the clear challengers next time round. The party also held Callowland and Central with increased majorities, despite a negative Labour campaign. 

Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said‘Thank you so much to everyone who backed our candidates across Watford.

We gained 55% of the vote across the town - an increase of 12% on last year and our highest ever level of support in the council elections here. This is a ringing endorsement of how we working to deliver good quality services and keep our town moving forwards.

It is a huge privilege to serve Watford, working with everyone to make this an even better town. I am so pleased that voters rejected Labour’s negative campaign and instead supported our positive vision for the town.’


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