Conservatives win Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election but reduce majority

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Boris Johnson has held on to his party’s seat in the Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election, but the Conservative majority was slashed from almost 19,000 to just 4,478.

Louie French, the Tory candidate, won the election with a 51.4 per cent share of the vote, compared with Labour’s 30.8 per cent.

The by-election, triggered by the death of the former MP, James Brokenshire, is the first of a series of by-election tests for the Conservatives, following a drop in the party’s performance in the national polls.

The Tories had been expected to hold on to Old Bexley and Sidcup, which has never returned an MP for another party, but the Government is thought to be more concerned about another upcoming vote in North Shropshire on Dec 16, triggered by the resignation of Owen Paterson.

Read the full story here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/12/03/old-bexley-sidcup-by-election-result-tories-hold-labour-challenge/

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