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Elections 2012: Nick Clegg reaction

Seeing friends and colleagues lose their Council seats is not easy. They have all worked extremely hard for the communities they represented over the years.

Losing councillors is hard to take. It is often the price that parties in Government pay in mid-term, as Labour found out a few years ago. However, I am pleased to see that Lib Dems in Sheffield kept the Tories in check.

I know Shaffaq and the rest of the team will continue to be the strong opposition to Labour that Sheffield needs on the Council.

– Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister

Elections 2012: Reaction Leader of Leeds City Council

Keith Wakefield has reacted to the Labour gains in Leeds

“I am delighted with these results. Leeds has sent a powerful message to the Coalition government - their ministers are out of touch with ordinary people and their economic policies are failing communities right across our city.

– Keith Wakefield

“This Government has reduced opportunities for our young people, undermined the NHS and forced working families and the elderly to bear the brunt of a stalled economy – while at the same time giving tax breaks to the super wealthy.

– Keith Wakefield

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