Lib Dems snatch shock by-election win as Goldsmith’s gamble fails

In a dramatic political night the Liberal Democrats overturned a 20,000-plus majority to win the parliamentary by-election in Richmond Park, with Sarah Olney defeating incumbent Tory Zac Goldsmith, who had resigned in protest at the expansion of Heathrow Airport and was standing as an Independent.

The Lib Dems had made the focus of the contest a verdict on the government’s handling of Brexit. Goldsmith was being backed by UKIP, and the Conservatives did not put up a candidate against him.

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AMERICA IN TRANSITION

The President-elect held the first rally of his “thank you tour” in Cincinnati. And the perpetual campaign goes on.

Meanwhile at Harvard…

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CULTURE

Finally, as we’ve sadly done all too many times this year…

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