Vince Cable has high hopes the Liberal Democrats will become the largest party on St Albans District Council after the local elections on May 2.
The Lib Dem leader was visiting the city as part of a national tour and met local businesses and community organisations, as well as Lib Dem candidates and supporters campaigning for victory in the council elections.
The upcoming poll, he said, provided a welcome chance to talk about important matters other than Brexit.
Community facilities, the environment and housing
Vince was also joined by Daisy Cooper, St Albans Parliamentary spokesperson, on a visit to a homeless hostel run by the Emmaus charity.
“It reminds us all what we’re in politics for,” he told supporters. “Good community facilities, environmentalism, and affordable housing for all. These are the core values we want to talk about.”
Vince reported picking up “good vibes” from voters on his tour of Britain. “Potentially we’re going to get a good result here, as I think we’re going to get in other parts of the country.
Good chance of becoming largest party
“My feedback is that you’ve got a really good chance of becoming the largest party after the local elections, and beyond that of getting Daisy elected as your MP. This is a seat we can definitely capture.”
Vince was met by Sal Brinton, Lib Dem party president, pictured bottom left, who later went canvassing with Sopwell election candidates Mandy McNeil and Emma Matanle, seen here to her right alongside Daisy Cooper and Vince.