Lib Dems Achieve Historic Win in Tiverton & Honiton By-Election.
The Liberal Democrat Richard Foord overturned a Tory majority of 24,239 to win by a spectacular 6,144 votes with a swing of 29.93% to the Lib Dems. In a turnout of 52.16% the Lib Dem majority came in at 14.43%. With such a resounding result the voters of Tiverton & Honiton have sent an emphatic message to the government that they reject the way the country is being run and it is time for a change.
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Article: Jun 24, 2022
The Liberal Democrat Candidate, Richard Foord, overturned a huge Tory majority of 24,239 to win the Tiverton & Honiton By-Election by a margin of 14.43% with a majority of 6,144. In a catastrophic day for the government they lost a seat which had one of their biggest majorities. If that swing was repeated throughout the country in a general election it would wipe out the Tory Party as a force in British politics. The government also lost to Labour in the Wakefield By-Election with a swing to Labour of 12.69% as the Labour candidate, Simon Lightwood won the seat with a majority of 4,925. In the fallout from the results the Tory Party Chair Oliver Dowden has resigned.
Article: May 18, 2022
The Office for national Statistics today announced that inflation is currently running at 9%. A poll by Ipsos found that 1 in 4 people skip meals as a result of the rise in prices and that 44% have changed supermarkets in their quest to seek lower prices.
Lib Dem Home Affairs Spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael accuses Priti Patel of trying to micro manage policeArticle: May 17, 2022By Vikram Dodd in The Guardian
The Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesperson, Alistair Carmichael, accused the home secretary of trying to micromanage policing around England and Wales from her office in Whitehall.
"Priti Patel might think she knows better than the police when it comes to fighting crime, but her abysmal record at the Home Office says different. The fact that so many criminals are getting away with it shows the Conservatives don't have a clue about the problems our communities face.
Article: May 14, 2022In Bloomberg
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak admitted to Bloomberg yesterday that the government's computer system cannot change payments more than once a year. In other words that it is inadequate for a modern welfare society. B & H Lib Dems respectfully suggest to the Chancellor that it might be a good idea to amend the software so that it can.
Article: May 12, 2022
Recent figures show that the NHS waiting lists for routine hospital treatment jumped to 6.36 million in March. B & H Liberal Democrats call for measures to tackle the growing backlog as the health of the nation suffers under the Tories.
Article: May 11, 2022
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