Well done everyone for all of your hard work and thanks to all who voted Lib Dem! Almost 3 million of us did, and although there is still a monumental battle ahead of us, the result is not bad at all
What a great team you are in Broxbourne, you made me feel at home even if it was brief. There was a great sense of common purpose and an even greater sense of belonging. Keep going!
Wishing you all the very best
A message from the Broxbourne Lib Dem team
Locally getting Liberal Democrat representation at all levels is still an uphill climb, but nationally the sun is peeping from behind the clouds. There was a 50% increase in seats and it was incredibly close in another 4, (in one case there was only 2 votes in it!) it is really frustrating to be just missing a 75% increase. Now, however, we have a more diverse range of MPs across age, experience and gender.
Our vote share also means we are now 3rd highest behind the Tories and Labour. We have double the vote share of the SNP yet they have 35 MPs and we only 12! With this in mind please register on Make Votes Matter for PR! By clicking here and filling in the details.
Thank you once again to all, for your time, dedication and votes,
The Brox Lib Dems
Disappointingly, there is little doubt that the Conservatives will win this election, or that Charles Walker, the Tory candidate, will once again be returned as MP for Broxbourne. In each case, all that is really in question is the size of the majority.
So, why bother voting? Every extra seat the Conservatives win, every extra percentage point in Charles Walker’s majority, every person who doesn’t vote at all – all these send a signal to the Tories that they can take the voters of this country, and particularly those in “safe” seats like Broxbourne, for granted.
Theresa May has already made it clear that she would rather govern with no meaningful opposition, and Charles Walker’s voting record (for example, consistently voting against slowing the rise in rail fares) is symptomatic of someone who does not have to worry about losing his seat. Strong opposition is a vital part of our political system, helping ensure that voters are not forgotten between elections. The Liberal Democrats are ready to provide that opposition, and set out their ideas for a better direction for our country.
Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote that says “I believe in a better vision for this country”. Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote that says “I believe the best governments, and the best MPs, are properly held to account.” Every vote for the Liberal Democrats is a vote that says “I will not let the Conservatives take me for granted.”