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Progress gives hope for future

by Jim Forrest on 15 May, 2022

Lib Dem candidates JImmy Roberts (Stubbington) and Gerry Drabble (Hill Head) both improved on last year’s votes in the May 5 local elections, and Jimmy was pipped by just 115 votes,

Stubbington

Jacquie NeedhamConservative103343%
Jimmy RobertsLiberal Democrats91838%
Aimee WhiteFareham Independent Group22810%
Ivan Lincoln GrayLabour2149%
Jimmy’s vote was up 6% compared with the 2021 election, and he would almost certainly have won the seat but for an Independent candidate splitting the anti-Tory vote

Hill Head

Steve DuganConservative121446%
Gerry DrabbleLiberal Democrats88133%
Lynne MurrayLabour41816%
Charlie ReadThe Official Monster Raving Loony Party1245%
Gerry’s vote share was 8% higher than our 2021 candidate David Hamilton – and David is now a Lib Dem councillor, taking a seat from the Tories in Fareham East.

Lib Dems remain the only effective opposition to the Tories on Fareham Council. And with the whole council up for re-election after boundary changes in 2024, the progress made this year gives hope of significant gains next time.