The Lib Dem by-election win shows Labour needs to work with other opposition parties

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<p>Ed Davey shortly after the by-election victory on Friday</p>

Ed Davey shortly after the by-election victory on Friday

The second most significant feature of the Chesham and Amersham by-election is the precipitous fall in the Labour vote.

The electorate is sending a clear message to opposition parties – formally or informally, you must cooperate to defeat the Conservatives. A good start would be working together on shared policy objectives, of which there are so many. A shortlist would include:

• Shaping a more responsible capitalism, and ending the massive disparities of wealth and income which disfigure our country;

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