By election results

Both the Conservatives and Labour gained a new MP in yesterday’s two by-elections. Neither was a surprise. In Batley and Spen no one expected anything other than a Labour win given that only independent and fringe candidates were opposing the Labour Candidate following the tragic murder of Jo Cox. In Witney, the Conservatives held on to the seat previously held by David Cameron. The Liberal democrats apparently through everything at the seat and although they came second instead of third relegating Labour they can not put that amount of effort and resource into every seat at a general election