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The beginnings of the #LibDemFightback?

Vince Cable's party achieved its largest number of seat gains ever. But is a Remainer backlash really the cause?

By Matt Singh  

Photo: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire/PA Images

For years, rival politicians and political analysts have mocked the idea of a “#LibDemFightback”—particularly after the party’s poor showing in the 2017 general election.

After this week’s local elections, however, some of them will be reconsidering.

Most of the results are in from the votes across provincial England, with only a handful of councils yet to declare.

In terms of seats, the Conservatives have lost over 1,000 of them, very much at the weak end of expectations, due in a large part to the…

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