Richard Foord and all of us at North Somerset Liberal Democrat HQ would like to say a massive thank you to the people of North Somerset for their support in the General Election yesterday. You helped to move the Liberal Democrats from fourth place to third in North Somerset; a significant improvement on our 2015 General Election result.
And we are, of course, delighted to have increased the number of Liberal Democrat MPs in Parliament by 50% from the General Election in 2015. Including Wera Hobhouse just up the road in Bath.
We would like to thank, in particular, all of our members and supporters who have campaigned so actively on our behalf, as well as to everyone who has taken the time to share with us over the course of the campaign their ideas, their concerns and their hopes for the future.
“I have been truly humbled by the support of the people of North Somerset,” says Richard Foord. “From knocking on doors to participating in election hustings, I have been met with nothing but enthusiasm and a desire to change things for the better. And it is that which will inspire me and my team as we continue to campaign for a better future for the people of North Somerset.”
We would also like to thank the other progressive candidates for their contribution to such an energetic and vibrant campaign. And we look forward to seeing Liam Fox giving the people of North Somerset the representation in Parliament that they have asked for.
We’re now turning our attention to the North Somerset Council elections in 2019. And, given the current hung parliament, to the very real possibility of another general election quite soon. If you’d like to be a part of what comes next, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or make a donation today.