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Lib Dems win by-election. Con majority now 1.

Results confirm national polls. Resurgent Lib Dems are making Labour life far harder. Is a Boris Bounce but not enough. Brexit Party still a viable threat on 10%. Most likely cost Boris an early victory.
Only way forward for Johnson & team is to find a way of really squeezing that Brexit Party vote all the way down. Meanwhile, lots of reasons for @joswinson to be confident about next GE, even though divided opposition helps Johnson
*Treat by-elections with caution* but on these kinds of shifts the Lib Dems will start to seize seats like Lewes, St Ives, North Cornwall, North Devon, Wells, Hazel Grove, Cheadle, Cheltenham, Richmond Park, (also Lab's Sheffield Hallam)
As I've been saying for a while, one of the things Johnson & team really need to think hard about (among many other things!) is how to defend the Blue Wall in the South West, which was integral to Cameron's 2015 surprise majority. Especially amid resurgent Lib Dems.
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