What does the North Shropshire by-election result mean for the British left?

HISTORY would presume to tell us that North Shropshire should always be Tory.

A rural, leave-voting seat with an older-than-average population would normally be fertile ground for the Conservatives, and the party’s margins of victory in elections would back that hypothesis up.

However, following the numerous scandals – from sleaze to lockdown parties – that have challenged the government in recent weeks, the Liberal Democrats stormed to victory by several thousand votes.

But this is a seat in which Labour had come second in previous elections.

With a lacklustre string of by-election results under Keir Starmer’s leadership now, our team will break down in our show this weekend what this election result means and where Labour can go from here.

Will it mean a progressive alliance is needed? Does it mean the Liberal Democrats are a serious player again? Or will it prove to be an anomaly?

Please submit any questions for our panel to redaction_news@protonmail.com

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