North Shropshire by-elections defeated due to public mood over pandemic, Tory MP says
18 December 2021, 21:31 | Updated: December 18, 2021, 9:38 PM
The Tories’ defeat in the North Shropshire by-elections was “global” amid public concerns about the pandemic and the government’s response, Tory Wokingham MP John Redwood told LBC.
Mr Redwood also claimed the result was due to public concerns about “taxes undermining the economy” and concerns “about the energy situation”.
Lib Dem Helen Morgan was declared the winner of the North Shropshire by-election in the early hours of Friday morning, beating the Tories by 5,925 votes in the poll called by the Owen Paterson resigns.
Yesterday Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke out on a “constant litany of things” in the media on politics and politicians in recent weeks after the “very disappointing” beating in the North Shropshire by-election.
Camilla Tominey asked the Tory MP: ‘John, what went wrong in North Shropshire? ”
âThere were thousands of people who voted for the Conservatives and didn’t want to vote for anyone. They [were] clearly indicating that they were not satisfied with the performance of the government headed by the Prime Minister, âhe replied.
âA number of people have decided to protest by voting Liberal Democrats.
âThey may have seen the Liberal Democrats oppose vaccine passportsâ¦ which might have swayed a few votes in favor of the Liberal Democrats.
âI think overall it’s because the mood of the nation, not just this by-election area, is so concerned because we want the pandemic response to be over, we want a decent economic recovery, we don’t want to see more damage to much of our economy which relies on social contact. “