The results for the Lewisham East by election are interesting.
Labour won of course, and my prediction that the Liberal Democrats would come second was accurate — but everything below the Tories, who came third, was bizarre.
The Women’s Equality Party – a party that campaigns for rights that already exists – got around 500 votes. Greens still managed about 700. But UKIP’s vote halved from last time, and they only beat their For Britain competition by around 120 votes.
Anything under a thousand votes in an election like this doesn’t really mean anything nationally – especially in such a pro-Remain constituency – but the rise of the Lib Dems with almost a 20 per cent swing shows that there is a vocal Remain minority who are desperate to reverse Brexit.