The Liberal Democrats have declared ‘the party is over’ for Boris Johnson after their sensational by-election win in North Shropshire tonight.
Liberal Democrats won a stunning victory in North Shropshire, taking one of the Conservatives' safest seats.
Liberal Democrat candidate Helen Morgan received 17,957 votes, representing a swing of 34% from the Conservatives and giving her a majority of 5,925.
North Shropshire was the 58th safest Conservative seat in the country, with former Conservative MP Owen Paterson having a majority of almost 23,000 votes in 2019. This represents the second biggest majority overcome in a modern by-election, after Christchurch in 1993.
The stunning Liberal Democrat win follows their success in Chesham and Amersham in June, when a Conservative majority of 16,000 was overturned with another huge swing resulting in Sarah Green MP being elected with a majority of over 8,000.
If the Liberal Democrats can achieve this much in a single month in North Shropshire, imagine what we can do here in Kensington and Chelsea.
The Tories have been running Kensington and Chelsea Council for 60 years and as in North Shropshire are taking residents for granted. We need to send a clear message that enough is enough. All around us our friends and neighbours feel not listened to by, both, a complacent and uncaring Conservative run Council.
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