Government slumps to by-election defeats, as Tories accused of misreading public mood on green issues

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    Government slumps to by-election defeats, as Tories accused of misreading public mood on green issues

    James Murray

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    Government slumps to by-election defeats, as Tories accused of misreading public mood on green issues

    Historic defeats in Mid Bedfordshire and Tamworth prompt claims Number 10’s attempts to drag net zero into the ‘culture war’ have failed

    The government last night slumped to two by-election defeats, as Labour enjoyed the kind of electoral swing that suggests it remains on track for a sizeable victory at the next election. In Tamworth…

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