Commenting on the local election results in Lichfield District on May 5th, Michael Fabricant says:
"On Lichfield City Council only 1 Labour and 1 Liberal Democrat councillor were elected and all the rest were Conservative. And far from the expected decrease in its majority, the Conservatives on the District Council gained two seats. Quite incredible.
"This is an amazing result which rewrites the political text books which say that when a Government is having to take tough political and economic decisions, the electorate take it out on the Party in power. Instead, this was turned upside down. Despite the results in the local elections 4 years ago – which were thought to be at a peak of Conservative popularity – Conservative gains were improved upon still further.
"It is a testament to the wisdom of the electorate who understand the causes of our economic difficulties and who have no appetite for another Labour Government either locally or nationally, reward for the hard work of our Conservative councillors over the last 4 years in office, and faith in the plans proposed by Conservatives for Lichfield over the next 4 years. This gives a clear mandate for the continuing professional management of the Council for the benefit of the people living in Lichfield District.
"I am proud of the Council and of its councillors in delivering such an amazing election win."