The Conservatives have held Witney in a hotly contested by-election. Their successful candidate, Robert Courts, depicted above, had former Prime Minister David Cameron’s 35,201 votes reduced to a mere 17,313, and Liberal Democrat Liz Leffman increasing her party’s vote from 3,953 to 11,611, with the majority of the Tories being reduced to 5701 votes.
Otherwise, Labour won 5,765 votes, coming in third, with the Greens in fourth on 1,363 votes, and UKIP in fifth on 1,354 votes.
With every party except the Liberal Democrats having their vote share implode, one thing is for certain – the much spoke about Lib Dem Fightback is more than just a catchphrase.
CON: 45.1% (-15.1)
LDEM: 30.2% (+23.5)
LAB: 15.0% (-2.2)
GRN: 3.5% (-1.5)
UKIP: 3.5% (-5.6)
— Britain Elects (@britainelects) October 21, 2016