All credit to the Lib Dems in the Bromley and Chislehurst by-election. We came within 650 votes of winning the 17th safest Consevative seat in the country.
Our share of the vote was up by 18 percent. The Tory share was down by 11 percent and the Labour vote by 15 percent. If this happened in the UK at the next general election, the result would be :
Lib Dems 572 seats
We would win Rochford and Southend East from the Conservatives by about 2 per cent.
In Rayleigh, Mark Francois would be one of the few Tories to be re-elected, winning by about 1 percent. He might then become the next Tory leader!