Wednesday, June 05, 2013

York Liberal Democrats are fighting back

At the local elections two years ago York Liberal Democrats lost 12 councillors and control of the city's council.

Now, reports The Press, they believe they are beginning to fight back:
Halfway between elections, the Lib Dems have a new leader – 31-year-old teacher Keith Aspden, Fulford’s councillor since 2003 – a six-point plan of attack, a new councillor in Lynn Jeffries, once of Labour, and a bullish approach. They see themselves as “the real alternative” to York’s Labour rulers.
York was where I gained my first experience of fighting local elections. Steve Galloway, the doyen of York Liberal and one of the Lib Dems who lost his seat in 2011, was around even in those distant days.

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