The Conservative Party suffered their worst election result in Peterborough since 1886, with their vote share plummeting by a staggering 25.5% to finish in third place behind Labour and the Brexit Party in yesterday’s Peterborough by-election.
However, despite the results clearly being an absolute catastrophe for Theresa May’s Tories, Sky News presenter Beth Rigby didn’t seem to agree.
As the results were announced, Rigby inexplicably tweeted that the Tories losing 15k votes was somehow “not a collapse of the Tory vote“:
And.. that is not a collapse of Tory vote https://t.co/LczGqsZfFj
— Beth Rigby (@BethRigby) June 7, 2019
Unsurprisingly, many were quick to question her wisdom:
It appears to be the lowest Tory vote in the seat for 100 years. Given the Labour MP just went to prison I’d suggest that’s a very bad result. https://t.co/gR8o0TuaTN
— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) June 7, 2019
Um…a decline of 25.4 percentage points absolutely IS a collapse in the Conservative vote.
— Stats for Lefties (@LeftieStats) June 7, 2019
Con: 21.4%; 2017: 46.8%
"Not a collapse"..
— John Bell (@PlasFron) June 7, 2019
Ouch, and that’s how to tarnish your reputation in one quick tweet folks
— Human Being #104,838,771,923 (@Human104838771) June 7, 2019
Murdoch’s Sky News at its very finest.