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Walls come tumbling down: Lib Dem leader Ed Davey celebrates his party’s victory in the Chesham and Amersham by-election, June 2021. Steve Parsons/PA Images/Alamy stock photo

Six reasons why the Tories lost the Chesham and Amersham byelection

The gradual waning of the ‘vaccine boost’ combined with tactical progressive voting and local issues to sink the Conservatives in a ‘blue wall’ seat.
Winston Churchill giving his final address, during the 1945 election campaign, at Walthamstow Stadium, East London. Wikipedia, the collections of the Imperial War Museums

When a winner becomes a loser: Winston Churchill was kicked out of office in the British election of 1945

Even a highly popular and respected leader can lose an election, writes a historian – especially if they don’t have a plan for the future. Churchill was one of them.

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