Chesham and Amersham byelection: Lib Dems win Tory seat 

Chesham and Amersham byelection: Lib Dems win Tory seat 

Chesham and Amersham byelection: Lib Dems win Tory seat 

The Liberal Democrats have managed to overturn a 16,000 majority in a seat that has always voted Conservative. 

The Chesham and Amersham byelection result sent “shockwaves through British politics” according to Lib Dem leader Ed Davey. 

Lib Dem’s Sarah Green won by 8,028 votes from the Tories and the Green Party came in third. 

Labour had the worst by-election result in the party’s history, with just 622 votes.

The result is a major boost for the Liberal Democrats after their disappointing performance at the 2019 general election and brings their total number of MPs at Westminster to 12.

Mr Davey said: “We were told it was impossible for any party to beat the Tories here in Buckinghamshire.

“We were told this seat was too safe and the Tories too strong. This Liberal Democrat win has proved them utterly wrong.”

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