You've hit the proverbial nail on the head on that one, iv'e been a conservative voter all my life till brexit happened and Johnson got in but what makes it sad for me that during the last election (and for future elections to come) there was no viable opposition to vote for so i gave my vote to my independent candidate and living in docile Lincolnshire where change only happens every 200 years or so it looks like he or she will get my vote till i die.Very interesting result. The BBC News this morning was spinning it as being down to local issues - HS2 and deregulation of planning amongst them. I wonder if it also had anything to do with traditional Tory voters being hacked off with the direction (or lack of it) of the party under Johnson's leadership. The Tory Party of the last few years might appeal to the Brexit-voting, anti-immigration, English / UK Nationalist types, but does that come at the cost of losing support in their traditional heartlands? Does their opportunist populism of recent times sit well with their long-term support?
Talking of death at least it was nice of Ed Davey to wait for Cheryl Gillian to die before canvassing Amersham for the liberal vote......oh wait he didn't and according to Private Eye the liberals have have a history of harassing dying MP's
constituents...ah the lovely world of politics where the crass is always meaner.