The big news of the evening was Carey Bishop’s gain for the Lib Dems in Hampton North - a previously held Conservative seat. This is a resounding endorsement for the Lib Dems and a firm message to the government, that a once Conservative strong-hold now has ZERO councillors!
Hampton North’s results were as follows:
Richard Baker, the Lib Dems candidate for Teddington also swept the board with an outstanding majority. Richard will serve the remainder of Martin Elengorn’s term who passed away in November 2023. Martin was a longstanding Lib Dem councillor for Teddington who’s passion for the community will be deeply missed.
Teddington’s results were as follows:
In 2018, the Liberal Democrats won control of the council, retaining that control in 2022.
Leader of the Richmond Borough Council, Gareth Roberts says:
“I’m delighted that these by-election victories signal a huge vote of confidence in our council, sending a clear message to Conservatives that the Liberal Democrats are in firm control in the Richmond Borough”.