In the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, the Prime Minister faced his first conquer after the Liberal Democrats made a deal with Remain parties giving them 43.5% majority. The Tories secured 39% of the vote with The Brexit Party coming in third with 10.5% of the vote. By taking only just over 5% of the vote Labour suffered a crippling defeat, falling into 4th place.
Tory no contract sceptics have now advised that the Liberal Democrats are a growing risk. Philip Lee, Pro European Union said he is taking into consideration whether to move to the Liberal Democrats which can wipe out the majority of Mr. Johnson.
Dr. Lee said that he feels ‘politically homeless’ over the new support of the party of a no-deal Brexit following the winning of Mr. Johnson.
On the House, during his podcast, Dr. Lee said that ‘I am in reality not comfortable about my party pushing for no-deal Brexit without proper permission of the public.’ ‘I think it’s wrong to do this, only on national interest.’
The Bracknell MP told, ‘he was not only Tory MP spending their summer reflecting on the result of a no-contract’. ‘There are many colleagues who are spending the summer reflecting on what is the true way for them to confront this scenario of no-deal.’ ‘It is difficult for all of us as we joined the Conservative party, but it has morphed into something a lot diverse to what I joined in the year 1992.’
One previous cabinet minister said they believed a number of seats were now at threat including Chippenham, Cheltenham, Guildford and even the seat of Michael Gove in Surrey Heath. He said, ‘threatening no contract basically hands our core seats, across the south-east, south-west and south coast to the Liberal Democrats.’
‘We will lose plenty of polite MPs. The Liberal Democrats will choose off lots of the big beasts in Surrey and have some stunning gains.’