Tories taking supporters ‘for granted’, says Lib Dem leader
Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey has said his party’s victory in the Chesham and Amersham by-election proves Boris Johnson “can be beaten”.
Speaking to Sky News, he said: “There is a huge moment for the Liberal Democrats, a big move in British politics with the British people.
“I think up until we defeated the Conservatives in Chesham and Amersham people thought Boris Johnson couldn’t be beaten – that he was somehow impregnable. Now they know he can.”
He argued the Conservatives have been taking voters in safe seats “for granted”.
He said: “Many people have all said that I was the first politician to knock on their doors and they lived there for 20 or 30 years.”
He added: “People not just in Chesham and Amersham but across the blue wall seats I think have been taken for granted, and they saw Liberal Democrats listening to them, responding to them.”