Married Liberal Democrat couple lose both their seats in Bury local elections

By James Dickenson & Kirsty Plowman

Liberal democrat candidates have lost their seats in Bury wards St. Mary’s and Holyrood during tonight’s local elections.

Vic D’Albert feared the worst going into the count tonight, and his worries were confirmed when both he and his wife ended the evening as losing candidates.

Vic D’Albert was beaten to the Holyrood seat by Labour candidate Patrick Heneghan, while Mary D’Albert came second best in St. Mary’s to Labour’s Jane Black.

Vic D’Albert was downbeat after the results came in, saying: “I am disappointed that Labour fought a national campaign, but I am happy that we fought a clean campaign.

“I accept the view of the people and have given my congratulations to my successor.

“I hope Labour continue to represent the needs and concerns of the Bury people.”

“I will spend more time with my family, (now) but politically it is too soon to think about anything.”

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