We held all 4 seats, won 5 more, and knocked Wokingham Borough Council into no overall control.
We couldn't have done this without a fantastic team of 100s of door knockers, delivers, tellers, data entry clerks, social media team and of course our fantastic councillors and candidates, and the people who put their faith in us and voted.
Imogen Shepherd-Dubey held Emmbrook
Sarah Kerr held Evendons
David Hare help Hawkedon
Prue Bray held Winnersh
David Cornish won Finchampstead from the Conservatives
Alistair Neal won Hillside from the Conservatives
Mike Smith won Maiden Erlegh from the Conservatives
Chris Johnson won Shinfield South from the Conservatives
Beth Rowland won South Lake from the Conservatives.
Questions about polling day? See our FAQs
These last two years have been some of the most difficult for the Council in its history. It has had to deal with many wide ranging and serious issues that have arisen due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We are now facing more uncertainty in the world with the unprovoked attack on Ukraine by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. These uncertain times will continue, unfortunately perhaps for a few years.
This year, the Liberal Democrats can replace the Conservative administration on Borough Council. Our residents have a real choice as to who runs this council, what the services are that they receive and how the council operates. Our vision is to establish Wokingham as a great place to live for all its residents with high quality service delivery, sustainable and appropriate development, a vibrant arts programme, and the cleanest and most sustainable environment possible.
Residents will be at the heart of all our actions. We believe that listening to residents is one of the most important aspects of being able to deliver the services they need and want. In recent years the Council has only paid lip service to consultation, we would do this differently. We would be more inclusive and listen more to what residents were telling us. We will then be better able to control and prioritise our expenditure to better match residents’ needs.
You can read about our priorities and meet our candidates by clicking on the images below
Once you have voted, why not let us know here: https://www.libdems.org.uk/voted so we can make sure our canvassers don’t disturb you.