It follows the swing to the LibDems in Chesham and Amersham in June and the one we achieved against the Conservative MP here in Taunton Deane at the last election.

The LibDems win in Shropshire saw us take a seat the Tories had held for nearly 200 years. Winner Helen Morgan won by nearly 6,000 votes, overturning a Conservative majority of almost 23,000.

Thursday's poll was called following the resignation of Conservative, Owen Paterson.