By Joe Young - Politics Editor

Image: Pulse Media

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.

About Joe Young 316 Articles
Joe Young has been involved with student media for a very long time now, holding posts within The Pulse, and Pulse Radio, as well as the predecessor of The Pulse, Pluto. He is currently Politics Editor of The Pulse, and Head of News of Pulse Radio. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Article for his coverage of the Fishergate Shopping Centre bomb scare.

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