By-election news latest: Lib Dems ‘expect clear win’ in Tiverton & Honiton as Wakefield result nears

By-election news latest: Lib Dems ‘expect clear win’ in Tiverton & Honiton as Wakefield result nears
By-election news latest: Lib Dems ‘expect clear win’ in Tiverton & Honiton as Wakefield result nears

Boris Johnson fails to disclaim he supplied Carrie Symonds high job

The Liberal Democrats have mentioned they anticipate to win the Tiverton and Honiton by-election in a victory which might overturn a staggering 24,000 Conservative votes.

In a bullish assertion, the occasion has come out combating and claimed that “this is looking like a clear win.”

A spokesperson added: “This is an historic victory for the Liberal Democrats and a devastating blow for those Conservative MPs who continue to prop up Boris Johnson.”

Votes are nonetheless being counted on the two by-elections triggered by the resignations of disgraced Tory MPs. At 10pm final evening, the polls closed for by-elections in Wakefield and Tiverton & Honiton.

Turnout in the Wakefield by-election was 39.09 per cent, whereas 52.3 per cent of Tiverton and Honiton’s citizens forged their votes.

PM Boris Johnson mentioned he’s “full of optimism and buoyancy” forward of the outcomes.

Speaking to broadcasters in Rwandan capital Kigali, he mentioned: “I’m going to be watching the results with interest but always full of optimism and buoyancy but most seasoned political observers know that by-elections in mid-term are never necessarily easy for any government.”

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Tory MP: ‘It’s very regular to not win by-elections’

Andrea Jenkyns, the Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood, has mentioned that it’s regular to see huge swings towards the federal government in by-elections.

Speaking from the depend in Wakefield, Ms Jenkyns mentioned: “We have been in government for 12 years and it’s very normal not to win by-elections.”

She denied that Boris Johnson was turning voters away and mentioned that sending migrants to Rwanda was a much bigger problem on the doorstep than Partygate.

Holly Bancroft24 June 2022 03:00

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Lib Dems say Tiverton by-election trying like a ‘clear win’ for them

The Liberal Democrats have come out combating with a press release saying that they’re anticipating a “clear win” in the Tiverton and Honiton by-election.

A spokesperson has mentioned: “This is looking like a clear win. The people of Tiverton and Honiton have spoken up for the country. This is an historic victory for the Liberal Democrats and a devastating blow for those Conservative MPs who continue to prop up Boris Johnson.”

Holly Bancroft24 June 2022 02:55

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Lib Dem leader hints at a historic by-election win

Lib Dem leader Ed Davey has hinted that his party could be set for a historic by-election win in Tiverton and Honiton.

He cryptically tweeted: “Looks like I’m going to need a bigger hammer.”

Holly Bancroft24 June 2022 02:34

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Pictured: Votes are counted in the Wakefield by-election

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Holly Bancroft24 June 2022 02:30

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Here’s a run down of what would be a good or bad result for the Tories

Political adviser and pollster James Johnson has put together his take on what would be a good and bad result for the Conservatives tonight.

Holly Bancroft24 June 2022 02:15

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Counting now underway at the Tiverton and Honiton by-election

Counting of votes is now underway at the Tiverton and Honiton by-election, officials have confirmed.

Counters have spent the past three hours verifying the ballots and now move on to counting them.

Over in Wakefield, the media room has been told that a result is expected at around 4am.

Holly Bancroft24 June 2022 02:06

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Case says he had talks about roles for Carrie Johnson

Simon Case has admitted that he had “an informal conversation” with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s charity about potential “opportunities” for Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie.

The Cabinet secretary revealed that in 2020 he was prompted by a now-former member of the team at No 10 to ask the Royal Foundation about a position at the Earthshot prize for Mr Johnson’s then-fiance.

But Mr Case – who has close links to the Duke of Cambridge, being his former private secretary – insisted that he had not endorsed her for any paid work.

Lamiat Sabin24 June 2022 02:00

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Voter turnout at Tiverton and Honiton by-election is 52.3 percent

Turnout in the Tiverton and Honiton by-election was 52.3 percent – a total of 42,707 votes, council officials have said.

Holly Bancroft24 June 2022 01:59

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Labour in Wakefield: ‘Early signs very positive’

A Labour source on the ground in Wakefield said: “The early signs are very positive and suggest that lifelong Tory voters and those we lost in 2019 are voting Labour – showing the progress we’ve made.”

Katy Clifton24 June 2022 01:51

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The turnout figures at the Tiverton and Honiton by-election are expected soon and verification of the votes is due to end shortly.

Turnout is predicted to be higher than 52 percent, according to Mid Devon council.

Things are looking positive for the Liberal Democrats, with their treasury spokesperson Christine Jardine MP saying that there are “some good signs” in Tiverton.

Holly Bancroft24 June 2022 01:48

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