Deputy Lib Dem leader says party has "solid base" with five elected councillors

“I think the results today have been led by the national picture. The Liberal Democrats need to work harder to get their message across.”

Friday, 7th May 2021, 9:21 pm
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 9:24 pm
Jonathan Harris

The deputy leader of West Northamptonshire’s five newly-elected Liberal Democrat councillors say the party has a “solid base”.

“We could have had a better day,” said Jonathan Harris, who secured one of three seats in Brixworth while Conservatives took the others. “But five seats has been a reasonable day. We were always the party that gets squeezed.

“It’s a very good, solid base with lots of councillors who have had experience in county and borough councils.

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“I do think the opposition parties need to think more about how they can work together.

“I think the results today have been led by the national picture. The Liberal Democrats need to work harder to get their message across.”