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Ed Davey says Lib Dems could win ‘dozens’ of blue wall seats from Tories after by-election win

The Liberal Democrats could win in “dozens” of constituencies across southern England whose needs are being ignored by Boris Johnson’s Conservatives, the party’s leader has said.Ed Davey said national polling was not properly picking up a rise in Lib Dem support after the party’s activists pulled off a stunning victory in Amersham and Chesham last week.“I’m confident that we are seeing a change in British politics, much bigger than people had been seeing – I think with the pandemic the polls have not have not picked this up,” he told Sky News.“I think the blue wall in the south can...
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Ed Davey: Lib-Dem win a threat to Tories

The Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Ed Davey, has said the party's victory over the Conservatives in the Chesham and Amersham by-election shows that the Lib Dems are now a threat to the Tories in many places. The new MP, Sarah Green, overturned a 16,000 Conservative majority, to win the seat...
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Time for Keir Starmer and Ed Davey to have a friendly chat

The Liberal Democrats’ stunning victory in the Chesham and Amersham by-election shows the Conservatives can no longer take for granted their “blue wall” in the south of England. The result did not come as a surprise to jittery Tory backbenchers, who saw the warning signs when the Lib Dems, Labour...

Sir Ed Davey: Boris Johnson is a serial liar

Sir Ed Davey has said that if Boris Johnson did say "let the bodies pile high" in relation to coronavirus death statistics - an allegation he denies - he should resign. He also told BBC Breakfast that he had written to the Cabinet Secretary, Simon Case, to urge transparency over the refurbishment of the prime minister's Downing Street flat.

Lib Dem leader Ed Davey on SDP founder Shirley Williams

Shirley Williams was a “liberal lion”, says Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey. He added that she "trail blazed for women and the values she cared so about". But he admitted the former peer could be a little lax with her time keeping, but only because she was “so generous with her time”.
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Gavin Williamson ‘the worst education secretary in living memory’, says Lib Dem leader Ed Davey

Gavin Williamson is “the worst education secretary in living memory,” the leader of the Liberal Democrats has said, calling for more support for students starting the new university term online. Ed Davey urged the government to compensate students for courses disrupted by Covid-19, which has forced most teaching online in England until at least mid-February.Students have previously told The Independent they thought they deserved refunds on tuition fees as coronavirus puts a stop to face-to-face learning and prevents them using campus facilities as normal.Michelle Donelan, the universities minister, said higher education institutions were responsible for their own fees  and were required...