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Taking the temperature of the Tories: Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election November 30, 2021

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Thanks to JH for the link to this, from the National.

WHAT is the real political mood in the UK? Christmas might prove a welcome diversion but the sudden return of the pandemic in the shape of Omicron suggests otherwise. The economy is stuttering, with skyrocketing energy bills and the return (after a whole generation) of the spectre of inflation eating into living standards. New Year 2022 suddenly looks less inviting even if Russell T Davies is coming back to Doctor Who.

On Thursday, we will get an inkling of the way the political wind is blowing. This comes in the shape of a by-election in the Old Bexley and Sidcup constituency in Kent, which follows the death of sitting Tory MP James Brokenshire.

The details of this are here:

Brokenshire, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, received 64.5% at the election in 2019. The Labour candidate recieved 23.5%. So presumably this is a Tory hold, but a hold by how much?


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