Welsh Liberal Democrats see great cause for optimism in increased vote share

June 8, 2009 9:57 AM

Commenting on the Welsh European election results, Kirsty Williams, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats said, 'This evening's results clealry show that where we campaign, we see a return at the ballot box, and the party continues to move forward in these parts of Wales.

"I was determined that we would run this campaign in a positive way on the issues really affecting Welsh families. We did that, and despite the hugely negative atmosphere this election was held in, where we worked, we were able to get that positive message across and saw good swings to us. People have seen that the Liberal Democrats have led the way on economic recovery, parliamentary reform and on the green agenda, and this puts us in a good position for the general election.

"These local results show that in Newport East, Swnasea West and other places we are poised to win seats from Labour at the general election. With a similar swing, we would win these seats, and increase our majority in Ceredigion significantly."

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