LibDems Come Seventh in South Shields

Your key numbers this morning:

  • Labour held South Shields with their majority reduced by 42%, UKIP came second on 24%.
  • By contrast the LibDems came seventh on 1%, lost their deposit, and managed to convince only 352 people to vote for them.
  • UKIP won on average around 26% of the vote where they stood.
  • They cost the Tories control of two councils in Gloucestershire and Lincolnshire.

A bad night for Dave, Ed and Nick, but one leader is all smiles…

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Quote of the Day

Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”


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