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Welsh bi-election won by Liberal Democrats Posted On 05 August 2019

The Lib Dems have beaten the Conservative Party in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election

The Welsh Liberal Democrat leader, Jane Dodds, overturned an 8,038 majority to beat incumbent Conservative Chris Davies – by an incredible 1,425 votes.

This win means that the Liberal Democrats now have a total of 13 MPs while also gaining back the rural seat which they had previously held for all but nine of the last 34 years – and then lost during the general election in 2015.

What it also means is that newly appointed Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, now has a Commons working majority of just one; a tough result for a Prime Minister who has only been in rule for eight days, making it the quickest by-election defeat for a new Prime Minister since the second World War!

But it wasn’t just the Conservatives who were hit hard by the result; Labour’s share of votes also fell by 12.4% and they were beaten into fourth place by the Brexit party.

“My very first act as your new MP when I get to Westminster will be to find Mr Boris Johnson, wherever he’s hiding, and tell him to stop playing with the future of our community and rule out a no-deal Brexit,” said Jane Dodds, the Welsh Liberal Democrat leader.”

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