The Tories get a scare in the Bromley by-election

Liberal Democrat candidate Ben Abbotts increases the party’s share of the vote at the Bromley and Chislehurst by-election by 17.5% to finish just 633 votes behind the victorious Conservative, the party jumping from third place at the previous general election. Nigel Farage came third for UKIP with 8% of the poll and for only the second time since 1945, Labour dropped to fourth place.