‘We will not get carried away’: readers on Lib Dem byelection win | Politics


‘ end result for the Lib Dems, bruising for the Tories and execrable for Labour’

Nicely performed Lib Dems. end result for them, a bruising night time for the Tories, an execrable end result for Labour (will or not it’s as woeful as this within the upcoming basic election?) however nonetheless a worryingly robust turnout for Nigel Farage. I can’t actually say that it confirmed that the nation has turned it’s again on Brexit although; even with the economic system tanking so noticeably there may be cussed assist for leaving Europe. Wales can be badly hit when it loses all it’s grants and funding from the EU and farmers face a 40% cost for exports. endofdaze

‘Regardless of every thing, over 50% voted for laborious Brexit events’

end result, however it’s vital individuals face information. Regardless of every thing, over 50% voted for laborious Brexit events. Leavers received’t see this as a transparent rejection of no deal, as a result of it isn’t. The Lib Dems solely received as a result of Greens and PC stood apart. (I belief Jane Dodds will keep in mind this, particularly in the case of voting on local weather coverage). NoMoreMrNice

‘One can’t view Brecon and Radnor as an unusual constituency’

One can’t view Brecon and Radnor as an unusual constituency, this was a Lib Dem stronghold even throughout Blairs most profitable years, the profile of the constituency could be very center class and a world away from the poverty of the Valleys or the japanese suburbs of London. The actual fact is that lots of people dwelling round Brecon are extra insulated from the issues of society than individuals dwelling elsewhere. Oliver Elkington

‘Tory celebration would have held it if Brexit celebration hadn’t taken so many votes’

A reasonably shut end result ultimately. Tory celebration would have held it if Brexit celebration hadn’t taken so many votes, or if Greens/Plaid had not stood apart. The Brexit debacle is so severe celebration politics ought to take a again seat. Hopefully the progressive alliance will maintain and Borish Johnson can be too up himself to get a pact going with Farage. Unsure the place Labour match within the battle of the coalitions, however not a terrific night time for them both. RedSalamander

‘Johnson can be fairly relieved at how the Conservative vote held up’

I’m delighted {that a} celebration which unequivocally opposes Brexit received final night time.

However we shouldn’t get carried away. Johnson can be fairly relieved at how the Conservative vote held up and in the event you add Conservative and Brexit Social gathering vote share collectively, then their mixed vote is increased than the Lib Dems. He’ll push the road that if you’d like Brexit delivered, it’s a must to swing behind the Conservatives.

On Labour: no one is fooled by Corbyn’s ‘“constructive ambiguity” any extra. It’s blatantly apparent that he desires Brexit and all his dithering and vagueness is meant to mug off his personal celebration. TheGoodThief

‘The Tory end result was not that dangerous contemplating the circumstances’

I’m glad the Lib Dems received, however in fact the Tory end result was not that dangerous contemplating its a mid-term by-election, and their candidate had beforehand been recalled. They’ll be wanting on the mixed Tory/BP share of the vote, and considering they will win it again (they squeezed UKIP all the way down to lower than 2% within the final GE). BoneyO

‘Count on loads of politicians saying this exhibits the Tories want to maneuver to tougher Brexit’

The remain-alliance’s complete votes are lower than the Conservative plus Brexit plus UKIP complete, so count on loads of politicians saying that this exhibits that the Tories want to maneuver to a tougher Brexit.

Extra fascinating to me is the Brexit politicians who’re saying that they wouldn’t vote for a model of the withdrawal settlement with out the backstop, exhibiting that Boris Johnson both doesn’t know his personal celebration, or has been mendacity at any time when he’s prompt {that a} WA with out the backstop may cross Parliament. octaari

‘Very grim end result for Labour’

The polls inform us there’s a Boris Johnson bounce – they’re again within the lead. And given the circumstances of this by-election, a seat they’d been broadly anticipated to lose closely from what I’ve learn over the previous few weeks, the slim shedding margin appears to substantiate that.

What the end result exhibits is what will be achieved by means of electoral alliances. The profitable margin was about the identical as Plaid Cymru’s vote on the final election, they usually didn’t stand this time. The Brexit Social gathering’s 3,300 votes would have given the Tories a cushty majority. Very grim end result for Labour. stringvestor

‘Labour are on track for 150 seats on the subsequent basic election’

There’s nonetheless a considerable pro-Brexit vote on the market. That’s not shocking since we’ve not but left the EU and what would possibly occur remains to be hypothesis. Whereas we’re nonetheless within the EU and folks can blame every thing they don’t like on Brussels. Let’s see how the Brexit vote holds up after we’ve left and the implications begin to kick in.

Nevertheless the last word absurdity is the Labour Social gathering. After contriving to halve their vote in Peterborough, they now practically misplaced their deposit. Ah, courageous new Corbyn daybreak. They’re on track for 150 seats after the subsequent basic election. All they should do is to maintain shrinking their vote beyween 12 and 50%. chymist



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