Thank you to every Labour and Green voter who gave their vote to the Lib Dems in Tiverton & Honiton and thank you to every LD and Green voter who gave their vote to Labour in Wakefield. When we work together, we win.
Suella Braverman told BBC News it is "disappointing" to see a "dishonest electoral pact between the Lib Dems and Labour"
I'm old enough to remember the £1.5billion bride paid to the DUP.
Combine the two by-elections and here are the totals
🇬🇧 Conservatives – 24,634
🇪🇺 Lib Dems – 23,045
🇵🇸 Labour – 14,728
Suella Braverman tells BBC News it is “disappointing” to see a “dishonest electoral pact between the Lib Dems and Labour” after the conservatives lost two key byelections.
Replace LibDems with ‘UKIP’ and Labour with ‘Tories.’
What planet is Bravemann on - her Party achieved an 80 seat majority by the Brexit Party withdrawing 316 candidates at the last election - yet a 'pact' between Lab and Lib Dems is dishonest #JohnsonOut151 #ToriesOut https://t.co/5zLvd0HzCX
there wasn't a "pact" was there?!
A pact would be Labour not standing in Tiverton & Honiton and Lib Dems not in Wakefield. But both stood up candidates.
What happened is the VOTERS exercised their democratic right to vote tactically to Get The Tories Out.
Labour lost their deposit in Tiverton and the lib dems lost their's in Wakefield, the tories didn't lose any deposits just saying.
The media have not mentioned the combined votes for the two by elections last night were -
Conservatives – 24,634
Lib Dems – 23,045
Labour – 14,728
Worth pointing out that last time there was a double by-election loss, both seats reverted to the Tories at the following GE.
I can't remember a single by election that has any long term significance except a lot of fuss on the day. Lib Dems win by elections, but then always fail to win elections. By elections are a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing
Paul. B Runo Always European #FBPE #JohnsonOut@RunoPb @THEJamesWhale
Labour lost its deposit in Tiverton and won Wakefield on a decent swing. Lib Dems lost their deposit in Wakefield and won on a huge swing in Tiverton. This is industrial scale tactical voting, and it's a big deal because this will destroy the Tory party.
Hysterical to hear Suella Braverman refer to a dishonest electoral pact between Labour & The Lib Dems 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Political make up of Scotland by seats at Westminster:
Lib Dems: 4
So can @ScottishLabour
please stop pretending they're still a political force in Scotland?
Yeah, that would be great.
These two big mid term by-election wins must be replicated across the whole country come a general election. That’s why we need a #ProgressiveAlliance @CompassOffice
Formed alliances with Lib Dems, DUP, UKIP and DFS to cling to power, but someone else doing it is cheating
The Tiverton by election clearly showed that many traditional Tories were prepared to lend their votes to the victorious Lib Dems. Unless Labour is prepared to acknowledge the continuing damage that Brexit is causing our economy, I will do the same at the next general election.
'A frustrated veteran MP told me: “We appear to still be selecting Lib Dems with blue rosettes.
“The only real conservatives among the newer MPs are the Red Wallers (in the north and midlands) who got in because the party didn’t expect them to win.”
Mr M Isery-Guts #BackBoris 🇬🇧🇮🇱🇺🇸🇺🇦@W00dy59
Several things came out of the by-elections. At the next GE Labour will have to do a deal with the Lib Dems or the SNP or both. The price for these deals will be rejoining the EU and the break up of the Union. It's time for all brexiteers to get behind Boris. #BackBoris #Brexit
How come the Labour candidate lost his deposit in Tiviton and the Lib Dems candidate lost his deposit in Wakefield. Tactical voting in an attempt to be rid of the GE winning machine BORIS. Tory MP's need to wake up.
I found my kin when I joined the Lib Dems. The most kind, friendly, inclusive, fun, honest and welcoming bunch of people you could come across. I now have the great honour of being a Lib Dem Councillor and loving every big of it! #ElmbridgeLibDems
It wasn't an agreement between Labour & The Lib Dems that led to the loss of two seats for The Conservatives-it was the voting public who decided they had had enough of the Tories- you & Boris Johnson- they used their votes effectively to achieve that
Did you enjoy the by-election results Kev? After those swings to the Lib Dems and Labour, I imagine any Tory MPs with tiny majorities might be pretty worried right now. The MP for Carshalton and Wallington with his 1.3% majority for instance… 😂
The Tories formed a Govt. with the Lib Dems
The Brexit Party removed over 300 candidates from seats where they were a threat to the Tory vote in 2019
If I knew working with Lib Dems would piss off The Mail I'd have been doing it years ago
It's a bit rich the tories complaining about tactical voting.....
Just look at the last Scottish election and now the dodge carve up of councils working hand in hand with Labour and the Lib Dems
Fun fact for Daily Mail readers - The Lib Dems had a candidate in Wakefield , Labour had a candidate in Devon .In 2019 Nigel Farage's party withdrew candidates in 317 tory held seats to help the tories
Good gag. But seriously, it's mid term, MP resigns in disgrace and Lab don't campaign there having come second in GE. It's not a ringing endorsement of Lib Dems.