Trish and Richard were delighted at the strong showing for the Liberal Democrats in the elections for the European Parliament. The results for Sutton showed the Liberal Democrats polled 18 706 votes, ahead of the Brexit Party which polled 17 307. The Tories were humiliated in Sutton, polling just 4 863 votes.
Those present at the count told us that the indications were that in Sutton South we won about the same share of the vote, or even did a little better, as in Sutton as a whole.
Trish and Richard are delighted at this result.
Richard, who joined the LibDems when the Social Democratic Party merged with the old Liberal Party in the 1980s, said “I am delighted, not just at the strong performance of the LibDems and the collapse of the Tories, but about the strong vote for Remain candidates. I very much hope that the leaders of Change UK will now see that the only way they can further their aspirations is by joining us.”