Friday briefing: Lib Dems put a chink in ‘blue wall’ at byelection

Friday briefing: Lib Dems put a chink in ‘blue wall’ at byelection

6/18/2021 9:06:00 AM

Friday briefing: Lib Dems put a chink in ‘blue wall’ at byelection

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Fri 18 Jun 2021 06.28 BSTLast modified on Fri 18 Jun 2021 06.31 BSTTop story: ‘This is a huge victory’Good morning, I’m Warren Murray. Hopefully this will hit the spot.The Liberal Democrats have won a byelection in the Buckinghamshire constituency of Chesham and Amersham, taking the formerly safe seat from the Tories. In a shock result, Lib Dem Sarah Green secured 21,517 votes, leaving the Conservative Peter Fleet trailing with 13,489, and giving the Lib Dems a majority of 8,028. The contest was called after the death of the local MP Cheryl Gillan, who had represented the constituency since 1992 and held it in 2019 with a majority of 16,223.

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Ed Davey’s party will hope the surprise win shows that a swath of seats across the home counties could now be within their grasp at the next general election. Davey said his party secured ahuge swing of 25 points to win Chesham and Amersham, claiming: “The Tory ‘blue wall’ is beginning to crumble … This is a huge victory for the Liberal Democrats.” Turnout in the byelection was just over 52%.

The result will alarm strategists at Conservative HQ. Boris Johnson has made significant gains in former Labour-held areas in the Midlands and the north-east, including snatching Hartlepool last month in a rare gain for a governing party in a byelection. But he also needs to avoid alienating his party’s more traditional supporters. headtopics.com

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loss of £2bn of exports to the EUis a disaster for our industry, and is a very clear indication of the scale of losses that UK manufacturers face in the longer term due to new trade barriers with the EU,” said Dominic Goudie from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). Overall food and drink exports to Ireland fell by 70.8% year on year, to Spain by 63%, Italy 61% and Germany 55%. The HMRC figures show dairy products down more than 90% and exports of cheese down by two-thirds compared with 2020. Whisky fell 32%, chocolate 37% and lamb and mutton 14%. Goudie called on the government to “stop prevaricating” over proposals to help exporters who have been “shut out of trading with the EU”.

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Paul Givan, 39, to become Northern Ireland’syoungest ever first minister. But now the ouster of Poots appears to leave a question mark over the future of Givan and the entire executive. In a tweet, Tim Farron, who led the Liberal Democrats for two years, marvelled at the brevity of Poots’s tenure. “Seriously, even I lasted longer than that,” he wrote. headtopics.com

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Zzzzz Really Guardian, no other word choice there? Would you reconsider your wording if it was an Asian politician? Ooo, I see what you did there with the ‘blue wall’ in your headline. Labour are in trouble Simple messages here. HS2 is unpopular. The tories can be beaten.

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