Rare Lib Dem victory in Rotherham

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THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS are celebrating an unexpected victory in Rotherham.

The party secured its first victory in the town this century as candidate Adam Carter won the Brinsworth and Catcliffe ward seat from Labour.

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said: “It would be fair to say that Rotherham has not been an area where we have excelled electorally in the past, so to win by such a massive margin here shows that something is changing in British politics.

“We are not just winning in places such as Richmond Park. Rotherham voted to Leave, and many Leave voters feel let down by an uncaring and divisive Conservative Party but are also fed up with an extreme and unelectable Labour Party.”

There was better news for Labour as it picked up a Dinnington ward seat vacated by a Ukip councillor.