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Shropshire maternity scandal: 300 babies died or left brain-damaged, says report

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Three hundred babies died or were left brain-damaged due to inadequate care at an NHS trust, according to reports.The Sunday Times has reported that a five-year investigation will conclude next week that mothers were ...

A great walk to a great pub: the George and Dragon, Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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The Olympic Games were reborn in Much Wenlock. It was over dinner at the Raven coaching inn in 1890 that pioneering doctor William Penny Brookes and French aristocrat Baron Pierre de Coubertin had a discussion about r...

After the North Shropshire byelection – cartoon

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A disconsolate Boris Johnson tries to recapture the party spirit…

North Shropshire proves progressive parties must work together to beat the Tories

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Politics is always both complex and very simple. The North Shropshire byelection, if we needed any reminder, proves it. The Liberal Democrats won big in this safest of safe Tory seats. And yet in six out of the past s...

North Shropshire proves the power of progressive alliances

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As a member of the Labour party for 50 years, a week before Thursday’s North Shropshire byelection, I received an email claiming that Labour was within six percentage points of the Tories and closing, and urging me to...

North Shropshire, Peppagate and partygate put Boris Johnson in peril

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It has been two years since Boris Johnson shattered Labour’s “red wall” of northern seats to secure the Conservative party’s biggest majority since Margaret Thatcher’s 1987 victory. But while the prime minister was la...

‘A toxic cocktail of issues’: how North Shropshire turned against the Tories

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Marching alongside her fellow Liberal Democrats through Oswestry, their orange placards thrust triumphantly in the air, North Shropshire’s new MP insisted her sensational byelection win was about more than just voters...

Boris Johnson accepts responsibility for North Shropshire byelection mauling

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Boris Johnson has said he accepts responsibility for his party’s crushing defeat in the North Shropshire byelection but also defiantly blamed the media for focusing on “politics and politicians” following a string of ...

Share your thoughts on the North Shropshire byelection result

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In an extraordinary defeat for the Conservatives, Lib Dem Helen Morgan won 17,957 votes in the North Shropshire byelection, 5,925 more than the Tories’ Neil Shastri-Hurst. Labour’s Ben Wood was third with 3,686, and t...

North Shropshire byelection: ‘One more strike and he’s out’, Tory MP says of Boris Johnson – live

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Latest updates: veteran Tory MP Sir Roger Gale says defeat a ‘referendum’ on PM after Lib Dems take seat held by Conservatives for nearly 200 years

Tory chair: North Shropshire voters have given us a kicking

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The Conservative party co-chair Oliver Dowden has conceded that voters have given the government “a kicking” after the Liberal Democrats clinched an extraordinary victory in the North Shropshire byelection with a swin...

North Shropshire byelection: Liberal Democrats win former safe Tory seat in blow to Johnson

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The Liberal Democrats have won a stunning victory in the North Shropshire byelection, taking what had previously been a safe Conservative seat by a margin of nearly 6,000 votes, and capping a disastrous few weeks for ...

‘Party’s over’: North Shropshire Lib Dems capitalise on Tory Christmas party scandal

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No one could accuse the Liberal Democrats of failing to capitalise on the scandals that have rocked their main opposition in the North Shropshire byelection. Within an hour and a half of a damning new photo of a Conse...

Bookies make Lib Dems favourite in North Shropshire poll

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Bookmakers have made the Liberal Democrats the favourites to win this week’s North Shropshire byelection, odds that if reflected in Thursday’s vote would deliver a significant fresh blow to Boris Johnson’s authority. ...

Labour should step aside in North Shropshire

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How depressing to read that “Labour has begun to campaign more in earnest” in North Shropshire (Key question on Tory MPs’ minds: is Boris Johnson still a winner?, 9 December). Opposition party activists may find it di...

Misguided tactics won’t win in North Shropshire

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There is a fundamental problem with your editorial (6 December) arguing that “progressives ought to embrace strategic voting with a vengeance next week” and urging Labour voters to back the Liberal Democrats. While Ed...

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