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Brecon by-election: now for Remain to build on the success

The Liberal Democrat win is a boost—but the task ahead is enormous

By Jonathan Lis  

Newly-election Liberal Democrat MP Jane Dodds, centre, celebrates with supporters as she wins the seat in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election at the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. Photo Ben Birchall/PA Wire/PA Images

It was the honeymoon gift Boris Johnson deserved. A week into his premiership, the prime minister has lost a seat held comfortably by his predecessor just two years ago. That’s right: under Theresa May, the failure Johnson has spent the last year traducing, Brecon and Radnorshire was won by over 8,000 votes. Last night, it fell to the Liberal Democrats. With Plaid Cymru and the Greens moving out of the way to…

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