Before Sir Ed Davey begins measuring for brand spanking new curtains at No 10, it’s price contemplating the native points at stake in Chesham and Amersham, writes Camilla Tominey.
HS2 is principally a swear phrase in that a part of leafy Buckinghamshire and residents have turn out to be rather more opposed throughout the pandemic, when the shift to residence working has made the multi-billion pound rail mission look like much more of a white elephant.
One other main issue has been the Authorities’s plan to construct everywhere in the constituency just because it occurs to be on the finish of the Metropolitan line. Folks transfer there to flee the urbanisation of London, to not see it replicated on their doorstep.
Brexit has additionally performed a component. Chesham and Amersham voted 55 per cent in favour of Stay, so the Lib Dems are pure bedfellows. Boris Johnson, who isn’t universally well-liked on this a part of the Dwelling Counties, ought to take notice.
With the Labour vote having collapsed, it’s only to be anticipated that these center class libertarians will vote yellow – particularly when the Prime Minister has spent the final 15 months eroding their civil rights.