Taking the lead to victory?

When B&NES holds its annual council meeting on May 21st they will be electing a new leader to a new ruling party – after Lib-Dem candidates decimated a Conservative majority and took control of the authority.

The party are hoping that ‘wave’ of support will help them gain seats at the European Parliament – when elections are held on May 23rd – with six candidates standing here in the South West.


Their ‘lead’ candidate – Caroline Voaden – has been in Bath today. Her strange title means that she would be the first Lib-Dem candidate to be elected if the votes swing the party’s way.

She has a hustings meeting at Green Park Station tonight (Wednesday, May 8th) to look forward to but – this morning – l found her outside a still working station, trying to catch passengers arriving into the city.

Tonight’s hustings is gathering in the upstairs reception room at Green Park Station from 6.30pm.