The Liberal Democrats are celebrating successful gains in this year’s local elections in Sheffield – increasing their seats by 3 since the last City Council elections in 2016 and strengthening their positions as the main opposition to Labour in Sheffield.
Liberal Democrats gained West Ecclesfield in the North of the city, Crookes & Crosspool near the centre of the city and beat off a strong challenge from Labour to win Mosborough in the South East of the city. This was in addition to retaining Graves Park and Beauchief & Greenhill in the South of the city whilst increasing their vote share in the South West.
Sheffield Lib Dem Leader, Councillor Shaffaq Mohammed said:
“Results yesterday were a clear signal that large swathes of our city are deeply unhappy with the way our city is being run by Julie Dore and the Labour Party. Many people feel there is a distinct lack of Trust, Truth & Transparency in the way the Sheffield City Council currently operates and this was reflected in the votes.
“I am grateful to the thousands of people who voted in this year’s local elections, in particular to those who placed their trust in the Liberal Democrats this time around.
“It’s clear that Sheffield residents want change but it looks increasingly difficult to achieve this change under the current leadership of Sheffield City Council. In order to change our city for the better we need to see a wholesale change of the council. Liberal Democrats are ready to provide the fresh start that our city desperately needs.
“The result in Crookes & Crosspool in particular has sent a clear message to the council that they need to take a very different approach when it comes to the much loved War Memorial trees on Western Road.”