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Lib Dems double their vote but Tories hang on to Carsington Water Ward

May 6, 2022 7:14 AM
By Peter Dobbs
Originally published by Derbyshire Dales Liberal Democrats

Peter Martin Sue Monty in Brassington (Roger Shelley)

Monty (right) with part of the team in Brassington

Despite a 14% swing to the Liberal Democrats, it was a Conservative who held on to the rural ward of Carsington Water in the Derbyshire Dales, albeit with a reduced majority on an increased turnout.

2019

%

2022

%

Labour

122

19.4

132

16.9

Conservative

374

59.6

343

43.8

LibDem

132

21.0

274

35.0

Green

0.0

34

4.3

628

783

With a great candidate in 'Monty' Stuart-Monteith the campaign team worked hard to win over the electorate that had, in many villages, returned a Tory for over 50 years. Indeed their winning majority had only once fallen below 60%, with a Conservative securing the seat unopposed on 6 occasions in the past.

This was a tough nut to crack but the team of campaigners found much to encourage them.

Monty comments, "The warm reception my team and I received across their community was most heartening. We heard about many issues that are not being addressed by either local or central government and we will continue to do what we can to highlight those concerns".