Elliot Colburn ‘on the brink of losing Carshalton & Wallington’ say Lib Dems following historic by-election victory

Bobby Dean, Liberal Democrat candidate for Carshalton & Wallington, has declared the next election is a clear choice between Boris Johnson’s Conservatives or a local Liberal Democrat champion - as the Conservative vote continues to crumble across the country.

The local Liberal Democrats have said that the party's historic by-election victory in Tiverton and Honiton means that the Conservatives are on the brink of losing Carshalton & Wallington

Last night the once safe Conservative seat of Tiverton and Honiton in Devon was won by the Liberal Democrats, overturning a staggering 24,000 majority - the largest by-election majority overturned in the history of British politics.

The Conservatives’ majority in Carshalton & Wallington sits at a dangerously low 629, leaving it on a knife-edge at the next General Election. The Liberal Democrats are the clear challengers having held the seat for 20 years and sitting in second place, with Labour a distant third.

A swing just a fraction of the size of that seen last night in Devon to the Liberal Democrats in Carshalton & Wallington would see the Liberal Democrats retake the seat in the next general election.. 

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Carshalton & Wallington, Bobby Dean said:

“Last night proved people in Carshalton & Wallington will have a clear choice at the next General Election - four more years of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, or a new Liberal Democrat MP standing up for them in Westminster. 

“The historic result in Devon is clear evidence that this country is fed up with a Prime Minister. He is out of touch with the struggles people are going through and the public is fed up with his lying and lawbreaking. 

“I went down to Devon and heard for myself what issues matter to people during this by-election. It is exactly what comes up on the doorstep in Carshalton and Wallington. People are fed up with being neglected and taken for granted by this Conservative Government. It’s time for a change. 

“Conservative MPs have already shown that they are not prepared to show Boris Johnson the door, so now it is up to voters in Carshalton and Wallington to do it for them at the next General Election.”

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