The Liberal Democrats have won a landslide victory in Richmond Borough, taking the council back from the Conservatives after eight years.
The Green Party have won four seats, the first time they have ever won seats in the borough.
There was a 51.4% turnout, a rise from 2014’s 46.1%.
Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Richmond Gareth Roberts said: “It’s extraordinary. We never thought we would win this big in Richmond.
“It’s just a complete rejection of the local Tory negative policies and of course Theresa May’s horrible nasty Brexit policy.”
Liberal Democrat majority win (11 out of 18 wards announced)
Conservatives 2 seats, Liberal Democrats 28 seats, Green Party 4 seats
Liberal Democrat gain
Turnout: 72,976 out of 142020 (51.4%)
- 69The Greens and Liberal Democrats ran a joint campaign for six wards in Richmond Borough for the local elections today. There were two Liberal Democrat candidates and one Green candidate in the wards of Barnes, Fulwell & Hampton Hill, Ham, Petersham & Richmond Riverside, Hampton Wick, South Richmond and South…