UK Lib Dems claim 'historic victory' over Conservatives in Tiverton and Honiton byelection

UK Lib Dems claim 'historic victory' over Conservatives in Tiverton and Honiton byelection
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A Liberal Democrat spokesman said 'this is looking like a clear win', though the official result for the Devon county constituency has not yet been declared.
The Lib Dems have claimed victory in Tiverton and Honiton, though the official result has not yet been declared [Finnbarr Webster/Getty]

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson looked set for a chastening defeat in a parliamentary byelection on Friday as the centrist Liberal Democrats claimed a "historic victory" in what had been a safe Conservative seat of Tiverton and Honiton.

"This is looking like a clear win. The people of Tiverton and Honiton have spoken up for the country," a Liberal Democrat spokesman said. The official result for the Devon county constituency has not yet been declared.

"This is an historic victory for the Liberal Democrats and a devastating blow for those Conservative MPs who continue to prop up Boris Johnson."

(Reuters)

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