Friday, June 18, 2021

Lib Dems storm to victory in Chesham and Amersham

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It wasn't even close! Congratulations to Sarah Green on a stunning victory:

Sarah polled 21,517 votes to the Conservative candidate's 13,489 - a majority of 8028 and a swing of 25 per cent.

This result reminds us that, for all the talk of a progressive alliance, the most satisfying way of winning Tory seats is by converting former Tory voters.

It also reminds us that, if the voters are determined to get rid of the Tories, they will organise themselves without outside help.


Phil Beesley said...

It's probably best not to talk about Tories when bidding for former- or floating Conservative votes.

Jonathan Calder said...

Writing here, I tend to use "Conservative" for the first mention and "Tory" after that, but you are right if you are talking about addressing a wider audience.

I stopped calling Leavers "Fruitcakes" long before the referendum.