Brecon & Radnorshire voted to leave the EU by 51.9%-48.1% in 2016.
The by-election was triggered because the Conservative MP had been found guilty of committing expenses fraud. In their wisdom they put the very same man to stand as a candidate.
Plaid and the Greens stepped aside to allow the Lib Dems a clear run, in a Remain Alliance.
The Brexit Party took votes away from the Tories.
It looks like Labour voters voted tactically for the Lib Dems, preferring that to seeing the Conservative win the seat.
With all those factors at play, if anyone reckons they can workout what will happen in a General Election from this result, then they are better than me. (this could be the case)
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Great news. 3Prong Attack the #prongcast I co-present have won the rights to the leadership debate – the Lib Dem leadership debate. We haven’t worked out the format yet but we’ve only got one mic & we need to be near a plug socket due to the short battery life of Prong2’s laptop. Still it can’t be any worse than the BBC’s effort.
When the Lib Dems did better than expected at the local elections people said this shows we want to remain in the EU. Now that The Brexit party are polling well for the European elections people are saying this shows we want to leave the EU. I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this but Brexit is polarising, people either want to leave or they want to remain.
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I’ve had to sit and watch the political commentariat put the Lib Dems unexpected good performance in the local elections down to a protest vote, a resurgence, or a response to their remain stance over Brexit. The truth however is that on the last 2 prongcasts I do, we have mocked Sir Vince Cable over his lack of achievements as Lib Dem leader. I can only assume the electorate voted in such large numbers for his party just to spite us.
My new album ‘Coalition of Chaos’ will be out June 9th.
It includes tracks like:
- Hinkley’s on Hold
- Screwing the self-employed
- Brexit means Brexit
- No running commentary
- Just About Managing
- Don’t mention my leather trousers
- No time for independence
- I used to be a Remainer
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