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Congratulations, Sarah Green!

  Congratulations to the Lib Dems' newest MP! Sarah Green emerged victorious in the Chesham and Amersham by-election and will now be a powerful voice for Liberalism in the House of Commons. I don't know what to make of the result other than to express my amazement at the scale of Sarah's majority. When the by-election was first called, I only had a vague idea of where Chesham and Amersham is. As polling began to suggest a very close race between Sarah and the Conservative candidate, Peter Fleet, I became more hopeful that - with a bit of good fortune - we may snatch the seat. The smart money seemed to be on a Conservative hold, and certainly the media believed the more likely by-election upset would be in Batley and Spen, but the Lib Dem campaign felt differently.  I thought we could win - just as I think Scotland could beat England later today - but that it was probably more likely the Tories would just hold on. After all, this is a constuency whose MPs have always been

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