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We're Winning here!

Jonathan Harris takes a seat in Brixworth with a 33% swing

Jonathan Harris Winning Here

Brixworth - the figures

Brixworth Result

The party has gained a seat on Daventry District Council as Jonathan Harris won the Brixworth ward by-election.

It was a historic result for the party taking a previously safe Conservative seat with a swing of 33% and an increase in the vote share of 38.5%.

Local resident and new Lib Dem Councillor Jonathan Harris said "I am absolutely honoured to have been elected to represent the people of the Brixworth area.

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  • Article: Jul 23, 2019
    By Sir Ed Davey MP

    Well, that was close then!

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  • Jonathan Harris Winning Here
    Article: Jul 22, 2019

    Jonathan Harris wins the Brixworth By-election

    On Thursday the party gained a seat on Daventry District Council as Jonathan Harris won the Brixworth ward by-election.

    It was a historic result for the party taking a previously safe Conservative seat with a swing of 33% and an increase in the vote share of 38.5%.

    Local resident and new Lib Dem Councillor Jonathan Harris said "I am absolutely honoured to have been elected to represent the people of the Brixworth area. I look forward to holding regular 'Listening Posts' to engage with and hear from residents. This result shows that people are looking for an alternative and increasingly they are seeing the Lib Dems as the most viable option."

    The snap election campaign was called by the Conservatives after the resignation of their previous councillor.

    Jonathan's victory means that for the first time Brixworth has a Liberal Democrat Councillor and means he will join long serving existing Lib Dem Councillor Catherine Lomax as the 2nd Lib Dem to be elected on the Council.

    Daventry Liberal Democrats local party Chair, Rupert Knowlessaid "This is a historic result for the Lib Dems and comes after a boost following the European Parliamentary elections where we came second in the district. A great result for us and with just a few days to go before we elect a new Liberal Democrat Leader too".

  • Article: Jul 22, 2019

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    I am delighted, honoured, absolutely over the moon to stand before you as the leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    And as the first woman to lead our party.

    I am delighted, honoured, absolutely over the moon to stand before you as the leader of the Liberal Democrats.

    I joined this party when I was 17. And over the last twenty-two years, through all the ups and downs, the Liberal Democrats have felt like a family to me.

  • Article: Jul 20, 2019
    By Vince Cable

    A decade ago we all knew that there was an economic crisis. Banks were collapsing. Credit was drying up. Bankruptcies. Job losses. Escalating budget deficits. A big drop in the currency. You didn't need a Nobel Prize in economics to realise that something was terribly amiss. It was the biggest financial crisis in over a century, and the biggest drop in production and incomes since the interwar period.