Uncertainty continues to surround the status of one of Sunderland’s newest councillors. Lynn Appleby was elected to the city council last night (Thursday) (May 3) as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the Sandhill ward – despite currently being suspended from the party.Her membership was temporarily revoked pending investigation last month over allegations she shared offensive posts on social media.Following her victory, clarification has been sought on her current status with Liberal Democrats and whether she will be allowed formally represent the party while the process is on-going.At the time of writing this was yet to be provided by local or national branches of the Lib Dems.Speaking on election night, after all results had been confirmed, Sunderland’s Lib Dem leader Niall Hodson, said: “The situation with Lynn is an internal matter.“She remains a member of the Liberal Democrats, she was elected as a Liberal Democrat.”In a statement issued by the … [Read more...] about Will new Sunderland councillor remain a Liberal Democrat?
Sir Vince Cable is safe as Liberal Democrat leader after the party did better than expected on local elections night, winning back a key council and making gains across the country. The party took control of Richmond and even won seats in Leave-backing Sunderland as the party defied predictions. Senior party figures believe the results will be a “fillip” for the leader and that they will “reinforce his authority”. However, he has also been warned that he needs to do more to “make his voice heard” nationally so that the party can turn local election momentum into general election success. Sir Vince said the party had performed well in “very different parts of the country” and not just in areas... Register or log in to view this and other Politics articles. It's free and easy to do. Join regular debates with our journalists by commenting on articles Sign up to exclusive newsletters that give you the inside track on Westminster and … [Read more...] about Sir Vince Cable safe as Liberal Democrat leader after party’s better than expected local election results
0 Have your say Victory in Fletton and Stanground made it a good night for the Liberal Democrats. Christian Hogg won the seat which had previously been held by Labour.There are now two Lib Dems in the ward and one UKIP councillor.Result:HOGG Christian (Liberal Democrat) - 920TYLER Bryan Andew (Conservatives) - 453SKIDMORE Chris (Labour) - 448REEVE Peter David - (UKIP) - 221ALEXANDER Karen (Green) - 70SLINGER Peter Huxley (Independent) - 53Turnout: 30.58% … [Read more...] about PETERBOROUGH CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Liberal Democrats make ground in Fletton and Stanground
0 Have your say It was an comfortable hold for Liberal Democrat Andrew Bond in Gunthorpe. It was the first election since the other two councillors in the ward had left the Lib Dems to sit as independents.Mr Bond said: "I'm very proud. I plan on tackling local speeding as I promised, I plan on cleaning the litter up, I plan on removing the fly-tipping and just keeping my promises to my residents."Result:Andrew BOND (Liberal Democrat Focus Team) - 1,097Emily Kate FISHER (Conservative) - 688Haggai ODEP (Labour) - 205Anthony Steven LOCKHART (Independent) - 120Marc BOYLAN-TAYLOR (UKIP) - 92Cherry BEEBY (Green) - 50 Turnout 35% … [Read more...] about PETERBOROUGH CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS : Comfortable Liberal Democrat hold in Gunthorpe
0 Have your say The Liberal Democrats kept hold of all three seats in Paston and Walton after Asif Shaheed was re-elected. A relieved Mr Shaheed said: "I will keep doing what I've been doing the last eight years which is work for the people of Paston and Walton. Whatever they ask me to look into I will try and resolve for them."Result: Asif SHAHEED (Liberal Democrat Focus Team) 873Jonas HOPOGAP YONGA (Labour) 687Haq NAWAZ (Conservative) 424Massimo PINTO (UKIP) 186Joseph WELLS (Green) 114Turnout: 31% … [Read more...] about PETERBOROUGH CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Liberal Democrats hold Paston and Walton