Lib Dem triumph in Chesham and Amersham could shake up ‘seats south of the Humber’, Tories fear

 Lib Dem triumph in Chesham and Amersham could shake up ‘seats south of the Humber’, Tories fear

The Liberal Democrats are heralding their victory in Chesham and Amersham as proof that “the Tory Blue Wall is beginning to crumble.”

But is that a fair assessment? 

It’s certainly true that there are some nervous Tories this morning, with those in traditionally safe seats having seen their majorities erode in the 2019 election, which saw several centrist voters drop out rather than back Bexit and Boris Johnson. 

The likes of Dominic Raab, whose majority in Esher and Walton was cut from 20,000 to just 2,743 after a similar assault from the Lib Dems, is likely to be among them.

Some will point to the fact that since 2019 Brexit has “got done”, which removes a particularly contentious issue for some of those voters. 

But the other big change is the departure of Jeremy Corbyn, which means the perceived risk of voting for Tory alternatives is also diminished. 

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