Brecon by-election could cut Tory majority to one

Conservative candidate Chris Davies


Voters are heading to the polls today (Thursday) in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election that could see Boris Johnson’s Common’s majority cut to one.

The resurgent Liberal Democrats are expected to take the Welsh seat.

The banana skin by-election came after a successful re-call petition against the sitting Conservative MP Chris Davies.

He’d been convicted of fiddling his expenses.

Despite the re-call, Brexiter Mr Davies, 51, was chosen again by his local party to fight the seat.

The Lib Dem candidate, former social worker Jane Dodds, needs to overturn a Tory

majority of 8,038 – a swing of nearly ten per cent.

Mr Johnson visited Brecon this week as part of his tour to the UK’s four nations.

About the Author

Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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