Liverpool's Liberal Democrats are celebrating success in the local elections which saw the party gain three seats from the Labour Party.
After a hard fought campaign, voters sent a clear message that they wanted a stronger opposition to Joe Anderson's ruling Labour administration.
Joining the Liberal Democrat group of councillors include former experienced teachers Cllr Carole Storey who gained Childwall and Cllr Liz Makinson who gained Church to make it three Liberal Democrat councillors in the ward. Mental health worker and campaigner Cllr Kris Brown also gained Woolton from Labour.
The gains in Liverpool were a small part of the wider success for the Liberal Democrats as the party celebrates its best local election result for fifteen years.
The Liberal Democrats held every single Council and Mayoralty they were defending including, Eastleigh, South Lakeland, Sutton, Cheltenham and Watford.
The Liberal Democrats took control of Richmond, South Cambridgeshire, Three Rivers and Kingston-upon-Thames.
Topping it off, the party gained seats across the country in Hull, Cambridge, Sunderland, Gosport, Merton, Portsmouth, Sheffield, St Albans, Winchester, Bolton, Barnsley and Haringey and in many, many more!
The Liberal Democrats made net gains of +75 and elected 536 Liberal Democrat Councillors.