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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