Lib Dems could win Woking after by-election bounce

June 19, 2021 10:09 PM

The Lib Dems shock triumph in the Chesham and Amersham by-election would see some 154 seats across the country flip to the party after they sent shockwaves through the Tory blue wall.

The Lib Dems gained a 25% swing in Chesham and Amersham electing their 12th MP Sarah Green.

Woking would be one of 154 constituencies that would turn Lib Dem at an election. The 25% swing in Chesham and Amersham has put blue wall seats like Woking "on notice" with Lib Dems locally being the leading opposition to the Conservatives.

The Lib Dems are regularly beating the Tories. At the May 2021 local elections, the party gained a host of seats and Councils from them - including gaining control of Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire Councils for the first time ever. Locally in Woking the Lib Dems gained three Borough Council seats and one County Council division in last month's elections.

The Lib Dems have said many Conservative MPs such as Woking's MP are looking over their shoulders and feeling worried about the party making gains in their area.

Will ForsterCouncillor Will Forster, Lib Dem Spokesperson in Woking, said:

"Our huge triumph in Chesham and Amersham has shown that the Lib Dem are a serious and credible opposition to the Tories."

"Their blue wall is not just on notice; it has been shaken at its foundations by the Lib Dems in both the Chesham and Amersham by-election and the last set of local elections."

"Residents do not like being taken for granted and that is exactly what this Conservative Party is doing time and time again."

Commenting in the Chesham and Amersham by-election success, Lib Dem Leader Ed Davey MP, added:

"This is a huge victory for the Lib Dems. The people of Chesham and Amersham have sent a shockwave through British politics."

"We were told it was impossible for any party to beat the Tories here in Buckinghamshire. We were told this seat was too safe and the Conservatives too strong. This Lib Dem win has proved them utterly wrong."

"Across the south, the Tory Blue Wall is beginning to crumble. Here and in great swathes of the country, only the Lib Dems can beat the Conservatives and breach their Blue Wall."

"This amazing win will strengthen our fight to safeguard our precious natural environment and build a fairer, greener, more caring country."