Thank you to everyone who voted in the recent local and police commissioner elections, and especially, thank you to everyone who voted Liberal Democrat. We held all 3 of the seats were were defending in the Whickham area.
The Dunston Hill and Whickham East result in particular showed a significant change from the local elections last year. Then, Labour held on to the ward by a mere 23 votes. This time, Peter Maughan was re-elected as the Lib Dem Councillor with a majority of 432.
In Whickham North and Swalwell, Sonya Hawkins doubled the Lib Dem majority in the ward to 763. In Whickham South and Sunniside, John McClurey was returned with a majority of 1206.