Tories suffer worst Peterborough election result since 1886 – Sky News claims it’s not that bad

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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“:

Unsurprisingly, many were quick to question her wisdom:

Murdoch’s Sky News at its very finest.

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