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Lib Dems hail ‘shockwave’ victory over Tories in Chesham and Amersham byelection – UK politics live

Lib Dem leader Ed Davey says party is threat to Conservatives after Sarah Green wins with 21,517 votes, leaving Tory Peter Fleet trailing with 13,489

  • Lib Dems win Chesham and Amersham byelection in stunning upset
  • Global coronavirus updates – live

Here’s Ed Davey this morning on BBC Breakfast:

The people of Chesham and Amersham have sent a shockwave through British politics.

The Tory Blue Wall is beginning to crumble. @EdwardJDavey on @BBCBreakfast ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/LRckWlXMUZ

Now for the latest on coronavirus. PA reports that new figures from Public Health England show that a total of 806 people in England have been admitted to hospital with the Delta variant of Covid-19 as of June 14 – an increase of 423 on the previous week. Of the 806, 65% were unvaccinated.

In the same period, there were 73 deaths in England of people who were confirmed to have the Delta variant.

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