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Brothers celebrate election success

 Published on: 4th June 2019   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Watford councillor retained his seat the same day his younger brother was elected to represent their local constituents. 

Dominic Sokalski, 27, and Mark Hofman, 34, both won election to Three Rivers and Watford Councils at the local elections last month.

Mark, who lives on Malden Road, retained his Nascot seat on Watford Borough Council. Cllr Hofman won 64 per cent of the vote, nearly quadrupling his majority in the seat he first won in 2012 and went on to hold in 2016.

Cllr Mark Hofman said: “It’s great to welcome Dominic into the Liberal Democrat family, this set of elections has been amazing for us locally and nationally, seeing my younger brother win election on Thursday (May 2) is the culmination of lots of hard work, over months. 

“I’m sure he’ll be an exceptional public servant for his community.”

Brother Sokalski gained Dickinsons ward in Croxley Green securing 66 per cent of the vote and taking the seat from Conservative Rupert Barnes. Baldwins Lane based cllr Sokalski will now sit on Three Rivers as a Liberal Democrat who made five gains across the district.

Cllr Sokalski said: “I’m very proud to be elected to represent my home village of Croxley; I was brought up here and went to school locally. 

“I know the area well and I’m keen to start work helping Croxley residents make the area an even place to live. 

“I’ve helped my brother over the years with his elections and I’m sure if I need any advice he’ll be willing to return the favour in the future.”

Across the UK, 18 councils elected a Liberal Democrat majority with the party enjoying 704 net gains, the most in the party’s history. The Lib Dems now have 3,292 councillors nationwide.

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