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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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        • SeniorMoment

          07/05/2019 - 16:04

          17.4 million out of 64 million and you speak for all of us?

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        • NewburyLad

          07/05/2019 - 18:06

          @SeniorMoment Oh and those who were eligible to vote but didn't bother to, don't count, they are nada, zilch, null, zero, non existent, irrelevant. Even with a few days EXTENSION to the registration process you remainer undemocrats couldn't drum up enough support to win the binary decision UK wide referendum which was clearly explained to the whole country before the vote.

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        • NewburyLad

          07/05/2019 - 18:06

          @SeniorMoment 17,410,742 voted to leave and 16,141,241 voted to remain. That's HOW IT WORKS. Not sure where you are getting 64 million from. Presumably you are hoping to include children and others who are not even eligible to vote in your desperation to undo democracy? Still look at it another way, well over 30 million DIDN'T Vote to stay in the EU.

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  • scooberdoo3

    05/05/2019 - 11:11

    Mays fault

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  • NewburyLad

    05/05/2019 - 00:12

    Newbury and Thatcham are now going to suffer badly.

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    • sdm36

      06/05/2019 - 08:08

      You can always go somewhere more Right Wing mate. I'll help you move your stuff.

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      • NewburyLad

        06/05/2019 - 21:09

        Yep, watch your council taxes start shooting up now. But sdm36 . I am sure you love the EU so I will happily help YOU to move over to an EU country. Start packing.

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      • spikey

        spikey

        06/05/2019 - 09:09

        i help you to move as well sdm36, all three parties tories,labour, and this lot in lib dems are worse then each other, no party in this stone age can be ever trusted after may took over cameron and no party respects voters either remain or leave they are out to get what they want and sod every body else what ever background. as long you are rich. and put up with their lies and and con tax payers. plus i am surprise that lib dems not been taken to task over fraud with hmrc with dodgy builders at the control tower greenham and also parkway fiasco with swifthook at parkway and the control tower. i didnt vote cause no party either in our area of those in london deserve my votes. nor my respect as they dont have respect for us all. if we acted like this lot has in work places we would be shown the door with our p45 in hand...so when would you like help to be moved

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        • NewburyLad

          06/05/2019 - 21:09

          Well said. The 3 parties have proven them selves to be utter filthy liars, every single one of them. They all lick each other and they ALL (Lib Dems, Labour and Conservative) look after their own vested interests, in local and in national Government. And seeing as policy is now dictated to us by some snotty Swedish kid with aspergers, we have to question, why do we need ANY of you anymore?

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    • sdm36

      06/05/2019 - 08:08

      You can always go somewhere more Right Wing mate. I'll help you move your stuff.

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      • NewburyLad

        06/05/2019 - 21:09

        I will happily help you move to an EU country, sdm36. I expect you're one of those who absolutely loves the EU?

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    • Bombey

      05/05/2019 - 01:01

      LOL, good one.

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