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Conservatives on the brink of losing seat to Lib Dems in major blow for Boris Johnson

Conservatives on the brink of losing seat to Lib Dems in major blow for Boris Johnson

THE TORIES are on the brink of losing a rock-solid Blue seat in a major blow for Boris Johnson.

Panicked Conservative insiders say they fear the Lib Dems are on the verge of snatching Chesham & Amersham in the by-election on Thursday.

The Tories are on the brink of losing a rock-solid Blue seat in a major blow for Boris Johnson
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While the Lib Dems reckon they are “within four points” of overturning the Conservatives’ 16,000 vote majority.

The seat – in leafy Buckinghamshire in the heart of the Blue Wall of Conservative heartland seats – has been Tory since it was created in 1974.

But locals are furious at plans for the HS2 rail link to go through the picturesque area.

A senior Tory said: “It is in play in a way it shouldn’t be. There is a lot of anger on the doorstep about HS2.”

Conservative whips have ordered all their MPs to hit the streets of Chesham & Amersham to drum up last ditch support ahead of the vote tomorrow [THURS].

Conservative MP Cheryl Gillan arriving in Downing Street, back in 2019
The by-election was triggered by the death of Dame Cheryl Gillan

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But some backbenchers are refusing to go because they are so furious at the lockdown extension.

The by-election was triggered by the death of Dame Cheryl Gillan.

The former Welsh Secretary died in April at the age of 68 after a long illness.

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