Biggest Lib Dem Swing Since 1997

witneyThe Witney by-election yesterday, caused by the resignation of David Cameron as local MP, saw a swing from the Conservatives to the Lib Dems of 19.3%.

That’s the biggest by-election swing to the Lib Dems since 1997’s Winchester by-election.

In 2015 we came fourth with 7% of the vote in Witney.

At yesterday’s byelection we leapfrogged the Labour party and beat them to take second place with 30% – while their vote was significantly down on 2015.

UKIP and the Greens both lost their deposits with less than 5% of the vote.