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Cable: election results show a strong future for the Liberal Democrats

May 4, 2018 3:05 PM

Commenting on last night's local election results, Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable said:

"We are on course for what could be our best set of local election results in a decade and that is thanks to the outstanding efforts of our members. The Liberal Democrats have enjoyed gains across England, from Hull to Gosport, Liverpool to West Oxfordshire, Sunderland to Richmond - in both Leave areas and Remain. We have shown that we can win anywhere.

"These results show a return to three party politics and a strong future for the Liberal Democrats. We stand as the only party fighting for an exit from brexit, and are making gains against both a Conservative party driven by their right wing, and a left wing Labour party absorbed by Corbyn's dated economic vision.

"And there is still much to look forward to today, with more gains to come. These elections represent an important step in our re-establishment as a political force."