Birmingham Liberal Democrats have joined in the celebrations as Lib Dem candidate Simon White won a sensational victory in neighbouring Staffordshire last Thursday, taking a seat from Labour and leaving the Tories and UKIP trailing.
The seat, in the Borough of Newcastle under Lyme, was described in the This is Staffordshire website as "overwhelming". Simon White stood in the same seat last and came second but this year his hard work in his constituency was rewarded with his stunning victory.
Simon White - 617
Labour - 342
Tory - 294
UKIP - 41