PM claims ‘particular circumstances’ behind Lib Dem victory as Lib Dem leader Ed Davey says party is threat to Conservatives now
- Lib Dems can topple Tory ‘blue wall’ in south of England, says Davey
- Byelection win suggests trouble for Tories in ‘blue wall’
- Lib Dems win Chesham and Amersham byelection in stunning upset
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The Lib Dems’ byelection victory suggests trouble for the Tories “blue wall”, writes the Guardian’s political editor Heather Stewart in her analysis of the result:
Friday morning’s shock result in leafy Chesham and Amersham suggests that keeping Boris Johnson’s 2019 election-winning coalition together may be much more of a challenge than Conservative headquarters previously thought.
According to a recent analysis by the thinktank UK in a Changing Europe, there are 23 seats – most of the them in southern England – which the Lib Dems could take from the Tories on a 10% swing.
PA reports that 61,606,582 Covid-19 vaccinations were administered in England between December 8 and June 17, according to NHS England data, including first and second doses.