Labour has become the main challenger to the Conservatives in Chippenham constituency (which includes Melksham, Corsham, Bradford on Avon, and various villages). During the recent general election, Labour fought a dynamic local campaign, and successfully reached out to young voters and former non-voters.
This is a fantastic base to build upon. Voters becoming disillusioned with the Conservatives are coming straight to Labour and our strong local team.
The Labour result was the highest in terms of votes since 1959 and the highest in terms of vote share since 1970. The Lib Dems continue to lose support here. Labour supporters need to understand that there is no value in a so-called “tactical vote” for the Lib Dems in this constituency.