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Portrait of the week

Portrait of the week: A bombshell by-election, Scotland bans Mancunians and China staffs its space station

26 June 2021

9:00 AM

26 June 2021

9:00 AM

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The government contemplated its promised Planning Bill, blamed for contributing to the astonishing victory for the Liberal Democrat Sarah Green in the Chesham and Amersham by-election. She had gained 21,517 votes to transform the former Conservative majority of 16,223 into one of 8,028. Labour did worse than in any by-election before, securing only 622 votes, 1.6

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