Looking back at the 2014 local elections, there appeared to be a large number of people that would vote for the local LibDem councillor based on her activity, rather than politics, but were at heart UKIP supporters. All other parties lost votes to UKIP back then but only a few percent, even the Conservatives.
|Liberal Democrat||Beth Rowland||535||33.8||-10.5|
Come 2018, the UKIP and Green votes seem to have been equally shared between the two pro-Brexit parties (+11% to both Labour and Conservatives). Beth merely retained the share of the voters she had four years ago.
|Liberal Democrat||Beth Rowland||682||34.3||+0.5%|
Only plus point is the impressive 45% turnout.