Friday, August 2, 2019

UK: Liberal Democrats win Brecon & Radnor MP Seat in recall triumph; Conservative MP ousted

Liberal Democrat Party Leader Jane Dodds won the by-election for the Seat in Brecon and Radnor, toppling, Conservative Party MP Chris Davies, who was removed in a recall and was the Conservative candidate to replacement himself. Dobbs won 13826 to 12401, with the Brexit Party gaining 331 and Labour coming in fourth, with a drop of 12.4%. Turnout was 60%.

Davies was removed after 10,005 signatures were handed in (petitioners needed 5303 (10% of voters) to get on the ballot.

Davies was fined 1500 pounds and hit with 50 hours of community service over two false expense invoices for landscape photographs. Since the sentence was under 12 months, he is not automatically ousted.

This was the second recall removal this year. Labour MP Fiona Onasanya was ousted and replaced by a Labour MP in June.

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