This morning, the UK map is looking blue, as Boris Johnson’s promise to ‘Get Brexit Done’ (it will still take years) dismantled the Labour vote in the traditional heartlands, aided by the Brexit Party. Most of the south-west is very clearly blue, so farmers will have to find ways to exist without EU subsidies. Scotland is virtually all the yellow of the SNP.
Scott Mann achieved 59.4% of the votes in a resounding victory of 30,671 compared to Lib Dem’s Danny chamber achieving 15, 919 (30.8%) and Joy Bassett of Labour’s 4,516 (8.7%). This despite refusing to attend any hustings. Turnout was 73.9% and his majority was 28.6%
Some will be jubilant, others will be dismayed. The public has spoken, and now and now gets what is apparently wanted. Nationally, at the time of writing, the Conservative Party has 363 seats compared to Labour’s 203, SNP’s 48, Lib Dem’s 11 and Greens, 1. Others such as DUP, Sinn Fein, etc., account for 22.
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