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Is the Tories’ ‘blue wall’ at risk? – BBC Newsnight

Is the Lib Dem win in Chesham and Amersham just one brick tumbling, or the start of a political realignment? Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

The Liberal Democrats have pulled off a stunning by-election victory, overturning a 16,000 majority in a seat that has always voted Conservative.

Leader Sir Ed Davey celebrated by knocking over a wall of blue bricks, claiming his party was now the “main threat” to the Tories in many areas.

Labour had the worst by-election result in the party’s history.

Is the start of a political realignment?

Newsnight’s Policy Editor Lewis Goodall reports from Chesham and Amersham.

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