Tories lose both Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton by-election


Labour has won the by-election in Wakefield – taking back a so-called “Red Wall” seat they held for 87 years until it was a Conservative gain at the 2019 general election.

The turnout was 39%.

Labour GAIN from Conservative.

Wakefield parliamentary by-election result LAB: 47.9% (+8.1) CON: 30.0% (-17.3) IND (Akbar): 7.6% (+7.6) YRK: 4.3% (+2.4)

It’s Labour’s first by-election gain in almost 10 years, when they took Corby from the Conservatives in November 2012.

Lib Dems win Tiverton and Honiton with swing of nearly 30%

The Liberal Democrats have achieved a stunning swing in taking Tiverton and Honiton from the Conservatives.

Their candidate Richard Foord overturned a Tory majority of more than 24,000 on a swing of nearly 30%.

Tiverton & Honiton parliamentary by-election result LDEM: 52.9% (+38.1) CON: 38.5% (-21.7) LAB: 3.7% (-15.9) GRN: 2.5% (-1.3) REF: 1.1% (+1.1) UKIP: 0.6% (-1.1) Liberal Democrat GAIN from Conservative.

It’s the party’s third gain from the Conservatives in just over a year, after victories in Chesham and Amersham and North Shropshire. The Lib Dems now have 14 MPs.

It takes the total number of Labour MPs in the House of Commons to 200. If the Liberal Democrats are confirmed to have won Tiverton and Honiton, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s majority in the Commons will fall to 68.

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