THE third result of the nail-biting general election has delivered a kick in the ballots to Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party as the Tories have been announced as stealing Blyth Valley, a former mining community in the north of England and long-suffering backer of Labour.
The result has been branded a huge moment and hopefully a sign of what’s to come The seat was won by Tory candidate Ian Lavey with a slim majority of 712 votes and was predicted to be Labour’s 85th most vulnerable seat. BBC anchorman Huw Edwards said: “That is one of the biggest moments of the night. This is the Conservative Party taking the former mining community of Blythe Valley from Labour. That is a very significant pointer.”
The pound – having risen dramatically upon the exit polls providing a sigh of relief for markets and business owners more hopeful of stopping Corbyn – has now risen even more since the announcement.