The Prospector spoke to Peter Kellner, President of YouGov the polling company, about yesterday’s by-election result in Newark. The Conservative party held the seat, which was won by the party at the last election with a majority of 16,000. Patrick Mercer, the former MP for Newark, resigned after allegations concerning cash for questions. His resignation triggered the by-election.
Speaking to the Prospector, Kellner said:
“Newark is good for the Conservatives, disappointing for Ukip, poor for Labour and terrible for the Liberal Democrats.
“The Tories have won a by-election in government for the first time since William Hague held Richmond 25…
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