Friday, 9 June 2017

Living in Interesting Times

So, I woke up this morning to find that Chris Davies, the Conservative candidate, had retained Brecon and Radnor, with James Gibson-Watt, the Lib Dem, in second place. From the figures, it looks as if the UKIP vote in the area pretty much transferred entirely to the Conservatives. Across the country, the UKIP vote collapsed almost entirely, but it wasn't as simple as UKIP voters transferring to the Conservatives in other areas.
Over the border in Herefordshire, both Conservative MPs have kept their seats, which was pretty much the expected result.
Elsewhere in the country, Nick Clegg and Alex Salmond both lost their seats - and Nick Clegg was replaced by Jared O'Mara, a new MP who has been campaigning for disability rights in Sheffield. Another disability campaigner was elected in Battersea, Marsha de Cordova, who is visually impaired. Both the new MPs are Labour.
Also elected last night were two Sikh MPs, Preet Kaur Gill and Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, also both Labour.
So now we just have to wait and see if a working government can be formed from the new intake of MPs....

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