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Tom Gordon, Harrogate Lib Dems have “wind in our sails” as their party comes 6th in Selby & Ainsty

23 July 2023

Tom Gordon, a supporter of Matt Walker’s Selby & Ainsty campaign has said that they now have the “wind in their sails”, despite Libdems coming 6th in that by-election

In 2019 Libdems, Katharine Macy won 4,842 votes, but this time their vote share dropped to 1,188.

  • Keir Mather – Labour Party – 16,456.
  • Claire Holmes – Conservative Party – 12,295
  • Arnold Warneken – Green party – 1,838
  • Mike Jordan – Yorkshire Party – 1,503
  • Dave Kent – Reform UK – 1,332
  • Matt Walker – Liberal Democrats – 1,188
  • Nick Palmer – Independent – 342
  • Sir Archibald Stanton – Official Monster Raving Loony – 172
  • Guy Phoenix – Heritage Party – 162
  • John Waterston – Social Democratic Party – 314
  • Andrew Gray – Independent – 99
  • Tyler Wilson-Kerr – Independent – 67
  • Luke Wellock – Climate Party – 39

Tom Gordon is the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, and a strong supporter of Matt Walkers campaign.

In a remarkable claim for the results, he says that Libdems now have the “wind in their sales”

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for Harrogate, Matt Walker
Liberal Democrat, Matt Walker

Nationally there were 3 by-elections with Labour, Libdem and Conservatives each taking a seat.

  • Uxbridge and South Ruislip by-election  – Steve Tuckwell of the Conservative Party was elected the new Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
  • Selby and Ainsty by-election  – Keir Mather of the Labour Party was elected the new Member of Parliament for Selby and Ainsty.
  • Somerton and Frome by-election  – Sarah Dyke of the Liberal Democrats was elected the new Member of Parliament for Somerton and Frome.

Tom Gordon said:

People across the Country have made it clear they have had enough of the Conservatives.

They are choosing to support the party best placed to beat them. In Somerton and Frome that was the Liberal Democrats, and in Selby and Ainsty it was Labour.

In Harrogate and Knaresborough it is the Liberal Democrats who are the clear opposition to the Conservatives.

A swing just a fraction of the size to that seen last night in Somerset would see the Liberal Democrats gain Harrogate & Knaresborough from the Conservative Party at the next General Election.

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