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Rochester and Strood: John Redwood on Conservative lessons from the by-election

The influential backbencher says the party is best when it is positive

By Josh Lowe  

Nigel Farage walks past a poster for Conservative candidate Kelly Tolhurst. © Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

I spoke to the prominent Conservative Europsceptic John Redwood, MP for Wokingham, about what his party should do to avoid a repeat of yesterday’s defeat in the Rochester and Strood by-election.

What do you think contributed to your party’s defeat in Rochester and Strood? Firstly it was a by-election, so people weren’t voting to change…

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