Lib Dems win Tiverton & Honiton By-Election.
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.