Since May 2016, the Lib Dems have gained 18 seats in local by-elections and lost none. The Tories have a net loss of 11 seats with Labour down 3 and UKIP down 2.
The Lib Dems have won seats across the country from both Labour and the Conservatives.
The victories have gone hand-in-hand with a massive increase in Lib Dem membership to over 80,000 – higher than at the peak of the Iraq war protests.
“With Labour becoming a pressure group more interested in internal fighting than taking on the Tories, it’s the Lib Dems who are offering the real opposition to the Conservative government.” said Cllr Iain Roberts, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Stockport Council.
New members can join the Liberal Democrat family here.
Labour is a proud party with a long history. Recent Labour governments have done much that the Lib Dems disagree with – the Iraq war and attacking civil liberties to name two. But Labour have done much we in the Lib
Stockport Lib Dem leader Cllr Iain Roberts has described the resignation of Government minister Jim O’Neill as a “hammer blow” to the Northern Powerhouse project. O’Neill, an internationally respected economist, was one of two ministers driving the Northern Powerhouse forwards.
Liberal Democrats are urging residents across Stockport and Greater Manchester to have their say in the GMP consultation over how the public will be able to contact the Police in future. The survey can be found here. “There are just
Experienced Trafford councillor and NHS worker, Jane Brophy, selected by Greater Manchester Liberal Democrats for the mayoral election. Cllr. Jane Brophy: “Looking forward to being a fresh voice for Greater Manchester residents.” Cllr Iain Roberts: “I have worked closely with Jane.
Stockport Liberal Democrats have tabled a motion to the next meeting of the Full Council to congratulate our Olympians for their successes in Rio and anticipating further medal success at the Paralympic games, which start on 7th September. Cllr Mark
Stockport Liberal Democrats have continued their campaign against cuts to our Health Service by tabling a motion to be debated at the meeting of the Full Council next week. Cllr Iain Roberts, Leader of Stockport Liberal Democrats, said: “Having raised the issue
Liberal Democrats are deeply concerned by Stepping Hill Hospital plans for huge increases to car park fees for patients and visitors. These changes have been quietly slipped out on the hospital’s website and show as taking effect from the 1st
Stockport Liberal Democrats have called for a joint campaign with people from all parties and none to oppose the Conservative cuts that have led to job losses and a ward closure at Stepping Hill hospital. You can join our campaign
Lib Dems launch SOS Stepping Hill campaign. Stockport Liberal Democrats have reacted with shock and anger at news that Stepping Hill hospital is to slash hundreds of jobs and close a whole ward in an attempt to balance the books.