Friday, 14 November 2014

Lib Dems celebrate as they claim back Queen Edith's from Labour

Liberal Democrats are celebrating victory after Viki Sanders took back the Queen Edith’s seat on Cambridge City Council from Labour last night (Thursday, November 13).

Addenbrooke’s Hospital sister, Viki, polled 933 votes – 143 more than her Labour rival – to claim the seat following the resignation of Labour Councillor, Sue Birtles.

She said: “I am absolutely delighted to return to the City Council to serve the residents of Queen Edith’s.

“I owe a huge debt of gratitude to all those people who turned out to vote for me yesterday and to the hard working Lib Dem team and others across the country who supported me.

“The Lib Dems have achieved so much in Queen Edith’s and our result is testament to the work we have been doing here. But there is still so much more to do and I look forward to working with residents to get the best for our community.”

Cambridge Liberal Democrat Leader, Tim Bick said: "This is a disappointing result for Labour, who, as their own former councillor acknowledges, show little interest in this part of the city.

“The Lib Dem team in Queen Edith's has campaigned for the community there for 30 years and I'm delighted to see Viki Sanders back with us on the City Council to reinforce their efforts and reduce Labour's overall majority.

“This is a great fillip to Lib Dems in both the city and south Cambridgeshire as we approach the general election."