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How the Liberal Democrats cracked the “Blue Wall” in Chesham and Amersham

The by-election win could have implications for electoral strategy in the future.

On this episode of the New Statesman podcast, Stephen, Anoosh and Ailbhe discuss the Chesham and Amersham by-election. Ailbhe reported from the constituency shortly before the by-election, and here talks through the impact the result will have on the electoral strategy of the UK political parties.

Then, in You Ask Us, they take your questions about Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick: after a report into the unsolved murder of Daniel Morgan depicted the Met as the cause of petty and bureaucratic obstructions to the inquiry, why is Dick still in post?

AMERSHAM, ENGLAND – JUNE 15: Ed Davey, Leader of the Liberal Democrats gestures with a bag of oranges at Sarah Green, candidate for Chesham and Amersham, while out canvassing on June 15, 2021 in Amersham, England. Green is hoping to disrupt the safe Tory seat of Chesham and Amersham. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)

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