Saturday, 6 May 2017
Old, old story
Once again, Liberal Democrat vote share does not translate into actual seats. In this case, it is the outcome of the local elections in Great Britain. We increased our vote share over our performance in 2015 yet, except in Scotland*, lost councillors. I understand our actual percentage was well in excess of what opinion research was predicting.
It took five years for our last peak in membership to result in a record-breaking advance at Westminster in the 1997 general election. One hopes not to have to wait so long this time, nor that the UK will be an ungovernable wreck when it happens.
*where proportional representation is in force