Lib Dem GAIN in Southport

Lib Dems gained a council seat from the Conservatives in Southport last night on a huge swing.

Former MP John Pugh was elected as the new councillor for Dukes ward on local Sefton council – with a 10% increase in the Lib Dem vote compared to 2016 and up a massive 28% compared to when this particular seat was last contested in 2015.

That’s more than doubled the Lib Dem vote in two years.