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Lib Dems regain control of Newbury and Thatcham town councils

Party dominate local elections by taking 34 seats

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Lib Dems regain control of Newbury and Thatcham town councils

THE Liberal Democrats have regained control of both Newbury and Thatcham town councils. 

There was a wave of yellow votes as the party took 19 of the 23 seats on Newbury and 15 of the 18 seats on Thatcham.

History was made again as the Green Party got their first ever seats on both councils, with David Marsh elected to Newbury Wash Common ward, Steve Masters to Newbury Speenhamland and Paul Field to Thatcham Central.

The Conservatives, having previously been in control of Newbury and Thatcham, have just four seats across the two councils.

The party suffered a number of high profile losses, with Newbury mayor Margo Payne and veteran councillors Anthony Pick, Dave Goff, David Fenn and Howard Bairstow all losing their seats.

For the full results and all the pictures and reaction, remember to pick up a copy of next week's Newbury Weekly News.

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  • NWNThatcham

    06/05/2019 - 17:05

    Well done Newbury and Thatcham and this sends a clear anti-Brexit message out from West Berskhire. Sense is beginning to prevail and in West Berkshire we want to be part of leading in Europe not being led by it. The Tory's must be living in cloud cuckoo land claiming that this is a vote to 'get on with Brexit'.

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    • spikey

      spikey

      07/05/2019 - 09:09

      Don’t speak for others in west Berkshire. Nwnthatcham not all voters in west Berkshire voted to stay in the Eu. I voted out which I am happy to be one of the 17.4 million people who voted to leave.i voted to leave for many reasons no one knew that pm may were going to do deals T may is a second Maggie thatcher. And a remainer. If The remainers want to stay in the Eu, then you all should move to Eu

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      • NWNThatcham

        07/05/2019 - 10:10

        Thanks Spikey, I'm not speaking for everyone but for those in Newbury and Thatcham that have voted in the majority for LibDem. Whilst you may be happy with your Leave vote, it is clear that many have now changed their minds. The make-up of the Thatcham Town Council has completely reversed (a year ago there were 15 Tory Councillors in Thatcham and now there are 15 LibDem).

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      • NewburyLad

        07/05/2019 - 10:10

        Indeed Spikey - It's about time Lib Demers and Remainers stop trying to speak for us, the United Kingdom. The majority of us voted to leave, so we actually have more right to speak on behalf of "others" than they do.

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        • spikey

          spikey

          07/05/2019 - 19:07

          So true Newbury lad the remainers don’t like that they lost in the votes. And also they speaking up cos these stupid unwanted and workable deals from a remainer pm. These remainers of west Berkshire won’t be noisy when we leave with out a deal. And goodbye useless t may, who is the course of all this shit.

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  • NewburyLad

    05/05/2019 - 00:12

    Newbury and Thatcham are now going to suffer badly.

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