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Eastbourne & Willingdon Lib Dems

Stunning Lib Dem victory in Richmond Park By-Election

December 2, 2016 1:07 PM

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In the early hours of this morning it was announced that there will be another Lib Dem in Parliament following the election of Sarah Olney in Richmond Park.

Former Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd said "Our win in Richmond is an absolutely extraordinary result. An increase of around 30% in our vote means the Lib Dems now have a new MP in Westminster. My heartiest congratulations to Sarah Olney and our campaigns team in Richmond. Clearly in Eastbourne where I lost the last general election by a margin of only 1.5% the outcome in Richmond is very encouraging."

A message supported by Tim Farron when he said "If this was a General Election, this swing would mean the Conservatives would lose dozens of seats to the Liberal Democrats - and their majority with it....So, as this by-election has demonstrated, the only way to prevent a Conservative majority at the next election is to vote Liberal Democrat."

Congratulations to Sarah and the campaigns team in Richmond Park. What a way to send a message to this Tory Government!