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Witney By-Election Result Sees Conservatives Majority Slashed As Lib Dems Overtake Labour

The Liberal Democrats came second, surging past Labour to increase their share of the vote from 7% to 30%.

Liz Leffman, of the Lib Dems, secured 11,611 votes and Labour’s Duncan Enright won 5,765 votes.

The Green Party came fourth, followed by the UK Independence Party.

The Tory party still considered it a good result, with Home Office minister Brandon Lewis calling it a “clear win” for the Conservatives.

“This is almost exactly the same as David Cameron got when he first stood.

“We’ve seen Labour crashing, Ukip crashing and the Lib Dems benefiting from that, but the reality is Robert’s got a very good majority and a clear win for the Conservatives,” the Guardian reports.

The Lib Dems celebrated the result of the by-election.

Article source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2016/10/21/witney-by-election-result-sees-conservatives-retain-seat-but-with-reduced-majority_n_12582280.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-politics&ir=UK+Politics