The Liberal Democrats quadrupled their number of Councillors during the local elections in May, making them the largest opposition group on Tewkesbury Borough Council and the voice local residents desperately need.
The Tewkesbury Liberal Democrats increased their vote from 19% to 28% across the Borough and saw new Councillors elected in Churchdown, Bishop's Cleeve and Innsworth, while the Conservative's vote share collapsed by 14% from four years ago.
Alex Hegenbarth, Parliamentary Candidate for the Tewkesbury constituency, said "The huge swing away from the Conservatives and towards the Liberal Democrats shows the amount of dissatisfaction with Tories at both local and national level. Local residents are desperate for new and dynamic leadership - only the Liberal Democrats can provide that."
The collapse in Tory support was mirrored across the country, where the Conservatives lost 1330 seats compared to the 705 seats and 10 councils gained by the Liberal Democrats.