The 2nd May 2019 saw one of the largest quantities of local elections across the country for a long time, and Surrey was no exception. People turned out to elect their new local councillors, and it was a great success for the Liberal Democrats in Surrey.
There were 110 Liberal Democrat Councillors elected across the 11 boroughs and districts, and the Liberal Democrats gained control of the Council in Mole Valley.
Cllr Chris Botten, Leader of the Liberal Democrats at Surrey County Council, said:
"I am delighted that the Liberal Democrats are again a real force in Local Government, with our greatest success since the nineties. Our commitment, to all residents of Surrey, is to work together to represent them, work hard to restore lost services, ensure all councils' budgets are sound, and ensure that we have the infrastructure to support a growing population. The years of austerity will take time to roll back sustainably, but we are here to stay!"
Liberal Democrat seats and gains across Surrey:
|Surrey Borough/District||Liberal Democrat Seats||Liberal Democrat Gains||Status of Council|
|Waverley||14||13||Con lose to NOC|
|Mole Valley||22||9||LD Gain|
|Guildford||17||9||Con lose to NOC|
|Surrey Heath||10||9||Con hold (by 1)|
|Tandridge||11||2||Con lose to NOC|
|Reigate and Banstead||3||2||Con hold|
|Epsom & Ewell||2||2||RA hold|