That Richmond By-Election December 2, 2016Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.
A victory by the LibDems over Zac Goldsmith who resigned his seat over the plans for a third runway at Heathrow and ran as an Independent. With Labour, Goldsmith and LibDems all against the Third runway it seems to have boiled down to Brexit.
Hard to know if its a new dynamic of pro and anti Brexit cooperation. Anti Brexit parties backed The LibDems whilst UKIP and the Tories backed Goldsmith. Labour were stuck in the middle.
We’ve seen anti government votes, tactical voting and so on before in the UK but will this signal a more concerted Brexit Battle?
LibDems standing aside where Labour have a chance to beat the Tories, LibDems and Labour standing aside to let the Greens take on UKIP /Tories and so on.
It will take another by-election or two in a different type of constituency to see if , for the moment anyway, Politics becomes about being pro and anti Brexit. Where does Labour fit into this?