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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I work at a Catholic school but I’m not Catholic. When I accepted the job I knew it was a Catholic school and I knew I wasn’t Catholic so when prayers are taking place I sit respectfully. I don’t turn my back.
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I watched a Brexit Party video the other day and basically their message is that ‘the people’ (which people) have been betrayed by the political establishment who have stopped Brexit happening. Not only is this seen as a betrayal apparently it’s also undemocratic. As someone who thinks Brexit is more complex than this, I still think the Brexit Party has very a powerful narrative. With this in mind how can other parties counter this narrative?
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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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