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Local Election Success

May 7, 2019 12:05 AM


The Test Valley Borough Lib Dems had a stunning set of local elections gaining seventeen councillors in total. The Lib Dems held onto all Borough seats in North Baddesley and Valley Park, included the re-election of long-standing councillor Alan Dowden. Alongside side this, the Lib Dems gained all seven Borough seats in Romsey, which included the election of former MP Sandra Gidley and Romseys youngest ever councillor, Nik Daas.

The Lib Dems also gained every seat on Romsey Extra Parish Council as well as increasing the number of seats on Romsey Town Council by 6. The Town Council now has 14 Lib Dems and 1 Conservative.

Newly elected Parish Councillor, Sally Yalden suprised everyone by narrowly missing out on winning the Borough seat of Ampfield & Braishfield.

In the Southampton City Council elections, the Lib Dems increased their vote by a staggering 22% in Bassett and only missed out on the seat by 16 votes. In Swaythling the Lib Dems increased their vote and gained third place behind labour and the conservatives.

Council by numbers

Southern Test Valley Borough: Lib Dems 12 Conservatives 9

Romsey Town Council: Lib Dems 14 Conservatives 1

Romsey Extra Parish Council: Lib Dems 7 Conservatives 0

North Baddesley Parish Council: Lib Dems

Valley Park Parish Council: Lib Dems

Ampfield & Braishfield Parish Council: Lib Dems 1

Test Valley Borough Councillors:

Romsey Abbey: Cllr Nik Daas & Cllr Sandra Gidley

Romsey Cupernham: Cllr Dorothy Baverstock, Cllr Janet Burnage & Cllr Neil Gwynne

Romsey Tadburn: Cllr Mark Cooper & Cllr John Parker

North Baddesley: Cllr Simon Cross, Cllr Celia Dowden & Cllr Alan Warnes

Valley Park: Cllr Alan Dowden & Cllr Christopher Thom