Poll predicts Lib Dems to win Chippenham at next election

8 Apr 2024
Sarah Gibson parliamentary candidate for Chippenham

The latest poll from YouGov has predicted that Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Sarah Gibson is on course to win the Chippenham constituency at the next general election.

The MRP poll by YouGov, and reported by The Times, predicts that the Conservatives would lose the seat to the Liberal Democrats if an election were held today.

It follows on from four historic parliamentary by-election wins for the Liberal Democrats over Conservative MPs in recent years, as well as hundreds of gains in local elections across the country since 2019. Only a couple of months ago Sarah Gibson’s Lib Dem team scored a spectacular by-election gain from the Conservatives in Calne Chilvester and Abberd Ward, with a 17% swing from the Tories.

The poll also shows Labour are out of the race in the Chippenham constituency, trailing behind in third place.

The Liberal Democrats are looking to win seats across the so-called ‘Blue Wall” at the next general election, as lifelong Conservative voters desert Rishi Sunak's party in their droves. 

Liberal Democrat candidate Sarah Gibson said:

“This poll shows that Labour can’t win here, and that the next election in our area will be a clear two-horse race between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservative Party. 

“The Liberal Democrats are on the up after our big gains at the local elections and our four stunning parliamentary by-election wins against the Conservatives.

“More and more local people are telling me they are backing our campaign because they’re fed up with being taken for granted by this Conservative government.

“After years of people struggling to get a GP appointment, soaring prices in the shops and our rivers being polluted by filthy sewage, it’s clear it’s time for a change.”


The poll can be accessed here https://yougov.co.uk/politics/articles/49061-yougov-mrp-labour-now-projected-to-win-over-400-seats

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