The West Midlands now has a Lib Dem MP again! Congratulations to Helen Morgan and the team for a brilliant campaign. This by-election was caused after Boris Johnson's failed attempt to change the rules after the Tory MP was found guilty of breaching anti-corruption rules. Well done to all of our local members who went to support the effort in North Shropshire!
In her victory speech, Helen said:
"Tonight, the people of North Shropshire have spoken on behalf of the British people.
"They have said loudly and clearly: 'Boris Johnson, the party is over'.
"Your government, run on lies and bluster, will be held accountable. It will be scrutinised, it will be challenged and it can and will be defeated."
In Sandwell, we are working hard to regain seats on the Council and hold our equally inept and corrupt Labour-led Council to account.
Commenting on the result, Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey MP said:
This result is a watershed moment in our politics and offers hope to people around the country that a brighter future is possible. Millions of people are fed up with Boris Johnson and his failure to provide leadership throughout the pandemic and last night the voters of North Shropshire spoke for all of them.
The Liberal Democrats believe people deserve a fair deal where everyone plays by the same rules – including those in Downing Street. We will fight for that fair deal with good schools, safe streets and high-quality healthcare.
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