Category: Byelections

The Tories are teetering, but only a progressive alliance can deal the final blow | John Harris

Last week’s byelections showed that a ‘change moment’ – a chance to rid the UK of this rotten government – is within sight By rights, the United Kingdom should be firmly in the midst of what some politicians call a “change moment”: one of those periods when the demise of a government and its way…
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The Tories are teetering, but only a progressive alliance can deal the final blow | John Harris

Last week’s byelections showed that a ‘change moment’ – a chance to rid the UK of this rotten government – is within sight By rights, the United Kingdom should be firmly in the midst of what some politicians call a “change moment”: one of those periods when the demise of a government and its way…
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These byelection results are the verdict on a cruel and useless government that’s running out of road | Jonathan Freedland

Losses in Tiverton & Honiton and in Wakefield are more than midterm blues. They’re a sign of the anti-Tory majority getting its act together The voters of Tiverton and Honiton didn’t get the memo. Nor, it seems, did the good people of Wakefield. They were meant to have moved on, to have put Partygate behind…
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What do the byelection results mean for the Conservatives? Our panel’s verdict | David Gauke and others

Former Tory seats have been lost to Labour in Wakefield and the Liberal Democrats in Tiverton and Honiton Governments lose byelections, but these results are very grim for the Conservatives. Wakefield was expected to return to Labour and it did, with a substantial (but not spectacular) 12% swing from Tory to Labour. David Gauke was…
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