The Lib Dems have managed to hold on to Richmond Park, re-electing Sarah Olney.

Richmond Park has been a seesaw marginal consistency since its creation in 1997 and has flip-flopped between the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives over the last 30 years.

The fact the Sarah has managed to retain the seat, in what will have been seen as a key battle ground for the Lib Dems, will help to further strengthen their fortress in south-west London. Sarah’s victory will have also been helped by recent boundary changes, which slightly increased the probability of a Lib Dem win in the constituency.

Sarah is the party’s spokesperson for Business and Treasury and priorities for the constituency include ‘campaigning for a new police station in Richmond, the reopening of Hammersmith Bridge and challenging the government over the continuing sewage pollution of the River Thames.’

The Lib Dems have unsurprisingly managed to hold on to Twickenham, re-electing Munira Wilson as their MP.

Munira managed to previously hold the seat in 2019 as the replacement for Sir Vince Cable, and was always favourite to retain the consistency, in what would have been seen as a massive upset for the Lib Dems had she failed to do so.

Locally, Munira has campaigned on residents’ concerns by “opposing plans for a third runway at Heathrow, calling for improved air quality, holding South Western Railway and Network Rail to account over poor service, and opposing Thames Water’s proposals to pump treated sewage into the river at Teddington.”

She is the Liberal Democrats’ spokesperson on Education, Children and Young People.

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