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Started by Shadrack22 on Jun 21, 2019 12:34:36 PM
Brecon and Radnorshire by-election

A Conservative MP has lost his seat following an expenses scandal, triggering a byelection that will provide a tricky test for the new prime minister.

The seat was held by the Liberal Democrats from 1997 until 2015, when Chris Davies won it. He increased his majority in 2017.

The resurgent Lib Dems will hope to win back the seat but the Brexit party, which swept to victory in Wales at the European elections, has confirmed it will stand. There are suggestions a Nigel Farage rally is already being planned.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/21/p
etition-to-recall-convicted-tory-mp-chris-davies-succeeds

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HouseOfLametta - 21 Jun 2019 12:50:04 (#1 of 162)

Woo

Hoo

Rendered - 21 Jun 2019 12:50:44 (#2 of 162)

The end is nigh.

Again.

bailliegillies - 21 Jun 2019 13:28:58 (#3 of 162)

Good luck to any non tory candidates, I wish you all success (well one of you).

bossab2 - 21 Jun 2019 13:29:06 (#4 of 162)

Still presumably the £700 of paintings stay on display in his office !

CaptainBlack - 21 Jun 2019 13:29:34 (#5 of 162)

That brings the Tory majority down to just three.

bailliegillies - 21 Jun 2019 13:31:33 (#6 of 162)

Aye, Arlene Foster will by wringing her hands in glee.

That will be another £billion, thank you kindly!

moto748 - 21 Jun 2019 14:13:11 (#7 of 162)

Aye, Arlene Foster will by wringing her hands in glee.

And damn me, another million quid fell out.

nemo75 - 21 Jun 2019 14:14:37 (#8 of 162)

She’s due paying again anyway.

Natascha - 21 Jun 2019 14:36:39 (#9 of 162)

Mark Field next.

Natascha - 21 Jun 2019 14:37:49 (#10 of 162)

How Brexity is this seat? Because otherwise I'd put good money in it being a Plaid win.

Natascha - 21 Jun 2019 14:47:58 (#11 of 162)

I take that back. Brexit party likely to win this if the Tory vote collapses. Will take a number of people from Labour voting for the LDs to stop them and only possible if there is less of a collapse. I met the previous MP once some years ago. He probably actually is one of those MPS that had a personal following rather than riding on a party vote so not sure actually how hard the LD vote is.

This is a very Brexity area. Very.

xDiggy - 21 Jun 2019 14:50:01 (#12 of 162)

Of all the mysteries of Brexit, the enthusiasm for it in Wales is right up there.

Dayraven - 21 Jun 2019 14:51:49 (#13 of 162)

This is a very Brexity area. Very.

The figure I've seen is a match for the national vote -- 52% Leave 48% Remain.

HouseOfLametta - 21 Jun 2019 14:52:12 (#14 of 162)

It's an extension of the Fishermen, Farmers and Fuckwits principle

Or rather a contraction. There are no fishermen in Breconshire.

browserbutton - 21 Jun 2019 14:54:48 (#15 of 162)

Maybe they are hoping the coal mines will be reopened, Trumpian fashion.

moto748 - 21 Jun 2019 14:58:48 (#16 of 162)

Despite the rhetoric, Trump hasn't actually reopened any coal mines, has he?

HouseOfLametta - 21 Jun 2019 14:59:23 (#17 of 162)

He doesn't do any of this stuff. It doesn't matter.

moto748 - 21 Jun 2019 15:01:34 (#18 of 162)

Indeed. And Johnson has learned at the feet of the master.

Natascha - 21 Jun 2019 15:15:38 (#19 of 162)

Powys had the highest Brexit vote in the European elections.

Natascha - 21 Jun 2019 15:16:42 (#20 of 162)

Ot maybe that was just this constituency but in either case, it was the highest in the list of equivalent units in the UK.

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