The Liberals are clearly taking the forthcoming Henley by-election seriously, as evidenced by this YouTube video posted on Saturday. And so, of course, are Labour, I hasten to add.
But wouldn’t it be rather wonderful if Smug Dave’s air of inevitability were dented by a loss here? Even a reduced majority would be bad news for the Conservatives. I expect they’re taking no chances. But it must be nerve-wracking, and a little inconvenient, to have this particular fight on their doorstep so soon after Crewe. On the one hand, they can use their good result there as a springboard for Henley. But on the other hand, a loss or a reduction in support would overshadow their recent successes and undermine Dave’s Long March to Power.
Should be interesting.