By-election news - live: Tories lose both seats as Labour take Wakefield and Lib Dems win Tiverton & Honiton

By-election news - live: Tories lose both seats as Labour take Wakefield and Lib Dems win Tiverton & Honiton

By-election news - live: Tories lose both seats as Labour take Wakefield and Lib Dems win Tiverton & Honiton Richard Foord and Simon Lightwood become newest MPs for Lib Dems and Labour, respectively The Conservatives have lost both by-elections fought on Thursday, with Labour gaining Wakefield and the Lib Dems winning big in Tiverton and Honiton. With both results coming in quick succession in the early hours of Friday, Simon Lightwood won for Labour after gaining 13,166 votes, compared to 8,241 for Conservative candidate Nadeem Ahmed. The Liberal Democrats’ Richard Foord then won in Devon overturning a 24,000 Conservative majority. Mr Foord, the newly-elected Liberal Democrat MP for Tiverton and Honiton, described his victory as “absolutely staggering.” Meanwhile, Simon Lightwood has said “the next Labour government has been born in …
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