Lib Dems Take Back Barnstaple!


Yesterday was a positive day for the Liberal Democrats, with gains in North Devon, Devon, and across the country, against a backdrop of Tory wins elsewhere.
As nationally the Lib Dems gained thirteen seats, North Devon Lib Dems are especially delighted and proud to announce that Barnstaple North and Barnstaple South have both been won by our candidates - Ian Roome and Caroline Leaver.

 

We’re thrilled that the Liberal Democrats have HELD Barnstaple North, with a fresh face, Cllr Ian Roome - a family man, a charity worker, an RAF veteran, a former Mayor of Barnstaple, and a true local champion for our community.
We know from Ian’s track record that he will be a fantastic County Councillor, and we have no doubt he will be the strong voice Barnstaple North deserves.
We’re also delighted that Caroline Leaver has been elected as your new County Councillor for Barnstaple South; a GAIN for the Liberal Democrats from the Conservatives.
Caroline is a working mother, District Councillor and a passionate campaigner, who put local issues at the top of her agenda during this campaign, taking the time to speak with as many of her neighbours across Barnstaple South as possible.
We know she will be a fantastic voice for local people, helping to secure the deal they deserve, and fighting for their interests across a range of areas.
Caroline's win is historically significant as she becomes the first ever woman Lib Dem county councillor for North Devon!
This is great news for the people in those divisions and we want to say a HUGE THANKS to all our members and supporters who contributed to helping make this happen through donations and volunteering.
And, in addition to thanking our kind volunteers and donors, we acknowledge the incredible hard work and efforts over several months by all our candidates standing in North Devon seats. As we have witnessed, the current political climate is incredibly challenging, and it is not lack of commitment, effort or dedication by our fantastic candidates that has prevented us from converting local support into an outright win elsewhere on this occasion
However, with two more Lib Dems working at County level on behalf of the people and constituency of North Devon, we can confidently anticipate real progress being made to address those issues that affect North Devon every day.
Well done to all our candidates, and we wish Caroline and Ian every success over the next four years.
Click here to view the full results for North Devon.

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