Breakthrough for the Lib Dems in Barnsley

The Liberal Democrats are represented on the council again for the first time in eight years.
Hannah Kitching was elected in Penistone West receiving 1741 votes.

Overall in BMBC elections the LibDems stood 14 candidates and took 4380 votes. This is a huge step forward and a very firm base to build on over the next 2 years in the local election cycle.

However because of the voting system despite taking 10% of the vote we were only allocated 5% of the seats. This is clearly a very unfair system which favours the controlling Labour party.



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