The result from the Feltham and Heston by-election came in overnight and was the least surprising result imaginable.
The Labour candidate won, which even though we had hoped and fought for a Conservative win was always the most likely result. Labour will try to say that this was a crushing blow for the Government or some huge vindication of Ed Miliband, it is quite clearly neither.
The Conservatives cam a good second but with a swing against us. Labour had a better candidate than last time and the Government is having to make some tough descisions so we were unlikely to get a bounce. The Lib Dems came third by some margin with UKIP snapping at their heels.
The turnout was low because it was a by-election in the middle of December.
It may be possible to draw out some more significant insights from yesterday's result, but I doubt it.
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