Jubilant Liberal Democrats claim victory as they take 300 council seats

'Lib Dems are back in business!: Jubilant Liberal Democrats claim victory as they take 300 council seats

By Richard Spillett for MailOnline

Published: 09:35 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 09:35 BST, 3 May 2019

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The Liberal Democrats claimed they are 'back in business' today after taking hundreds of council seats from Labour and the Tories.

The party's support had crashed in the wake of Nick Clegg's disastrous decision to go into coalition with David Cameron in 2010, and they currently have just 11 MPs in the House of Commons.

But by 9am this morning, the Lib Dems had won more than 300 council seats,and taken control of nine councils, suggesting they may be experiencing a resurgence.

Council candidate Chris Wiggins wins a seat for the Lib Dems in Peterborough. The party has gained hundreds of council seats across the country

Council candidate Chris Wiggins wins a seat for the Lib Dems in Peterborough. The party has gained hundreds of council seats across the country

The party cashed in on the main two parties' failure to deliver Brexit as voters turned to them as one of few alternatives. 

Experts say their message that they want to stop Brexit meant they picked up lots of support from remain voters.

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