Boris Johnson says Tory loss in Chesham and Amersham byelection ‘disappointing’ – UK politics live

PM claims ‘particular circumstances’ behind Lib Dem victory as Lib Dem leader Ed Davey says party is threat to Conservatives now

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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.

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