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Willie makes it 63

February 10, 2006 5:17 PM
Willie Rennie

Willie Rennie's sensational victory has stunned New Labour and shattered Conservative hopes of recovery

Willie Rennie's election as the new MP for Dunfermline and West Fife, home of chancellor Gordon Brown, takes the total of Lib Dems in the House of Commons to 63. His by-election victory not only saw a 16% swing from New Labour to the Liberal Democrats, it also saw David Cameron's Conservatives retain fourth place with a swing of 9% from the Conservatives to the Lib Dems.

Jonathan Lees, Lib Dem Parliamentary spokesman for Epsom and Ewell said: "This is a fantastic result that demonstrates once again that people really believe in the Lib Dem policies, that Labour is a tired force and that the Conservatives are a spent force".

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