Huge Blow For Boris Johnson As Lib Dems Win Tiverton And Honiton By-Election

  The Liberal Democrats' by-election candidate Richard Foord (left) poses for a photograph with his wife Kate after they cast their votes at the Uffculme Village Hall in Uffculme.The Liberal Democrats have won the Tiverton and Honiton by-election. In another huge blow for Boris Johnson, the party managed to overturn the Tories’ 24,000 majority to win the Devon seat by 6,144 votes on an extraordinary. Lib Dem candidate Richard Foord received 22,537 votes, with the Conservatives’ Helen Hurford polling 16,393 and Labour’s Liz Pole on 1,562. At the 2019 general election, the Lib Dems had come third behind the Tories and Labour. The sensational result was announced just minutes after Labour defeated the Conservatives to regain the Red Wall seat of Wakefield. It is the first time a governing party has lost two by-elections on the same day since 1991, when John Major was prime minister. And it is the third Lib Dem by-election victory over the Tories in a year, following their winsin North S .. Full story on huffingtonpost.co.uk 

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