The Government’s majority has been cut to just one after the Liberal Democrats gained the Brecon and Radnorshire seat from the Conservatives in yesterday’s by-election.
The by-election was held after constituents recalled the previous Conservative MP Chris Davies. He was convicted of false expenses claims in March. Davies re-stood as the Conservative candidate in yesterday’s by-election.
The by-election was the first electoral test for new leaders Boris Johnson and Jo Swinson.
By losing the seat, Johnson has suffered the quickest by-election defeat of any new Prime Minister since WW2.
Plaid Cymru and the Greens did not stand in the by-election in an effort not to split the Remain vote.