Labour Collapse in Sleaford

The Tories hold Sleaford, Labour fall from second in 2015 to fourth:

Caroline Johnson, Conservative – 17,570, 54% (-2.7%)

Victoria Ayling, UKIP – 4,426, 13.5% (-2.2%)

Ross Pepper, LibDem – 3,606, 11.0% (+5.3%)

Jim Clarke, Labour – 3,363 10.2% (-7%)

Labour are briefing that this was a “difficult” by-election because of Brexit. Reality check for Remainers after Richmond…




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Andrea Leadsom told BBC Radio 4’s Today

“He’s made his views on Brexit on the record, and the problem with that of course is that the chair’s impartiality is absolutely essential. … He’s made his views known on Brexit… it’s a matter for him but nevertheless it’s a challenge and all colleagues need to form their own view of that.”

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