Shock by-election win paves way for Lib Dem success in Bromsgrove
The Liberal Democrats are on track to win seats across the country at the next General Election, following their historic by-election victory overnight.
The Liberal Democrats won the once safe Conservative seat of North Shropshire, overturning the Conservatives majority of almost 23,000 votes. It is the second parliamentary by-election the Liberal Democrats have won against the Conservatives this year, following their victory in Chesham and Amersham over the summer.
The Liberal Democrats have been winning locally in recent elections, having gained three seats on Bromsgrove District Council in 2019 and becoming the largest opposition party on Worcestershire County Council earlier this year.
Dr David Nicholl, Bromsgrove Liberal Democrat Chair, believes the party's win in the North Shropshire by-election could pave the way for a win in the local area at the next General Election.
David said: "We saw this week in North Shropshire that people are fed up with being ignored and taken for granted by the Conservatives.
"In Bromsgrove, just like in North Shropshire, voters can back the Liberal Democrats to send Boris Johnson's Conservatives a clear message.
"If we can win in North Shropshire, then we can win here.
"The Liberal Democrats believe people deserve a fair deal where everyone plays by the same rules - including those in Downing Street. We will deliver that fair deal with good schools, safe streets, and high-quality healthcare."
Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Bromsgrove Central, Joshua Robinson added: "We have proven over the past two years that we are the challengers to the Conservatives in Bromsgrove. Lib Dem councillors have achieved a lot for Bromsgrove since being elected and we have big plans for the future."