Tories hold seat with 51% of vote
Daily Express|December 04, 2021
BORIS Johnson’s Tories have been celebrating after winning a heartland seat with more than half of the votes cast in a parliamentary by-election.
Macer Hall

Conservative candidate Louie French retained the true-blue stronghold of Old Bexley and Sidcup for the party in the poll triggered by the death of former minister James Brokenshire.

And the Prime Minister gave his party another boost by hitting the campaign trail last night for another byelection later this month.

He made a brief visit to Oswestry in the North Shropshire constituency vacated by the resignation of veteran MP Owen Paterson.

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