Conservatives win in Henley

OK, so Henley isn’t exactly a belwether constituency – it’s probably the safest Tory seat in the country – but even so, it’s nice to know there’s one electoral district where the candidate for the ruling party actually lost his deposit, proving once again that Britain’s just had enough of New Labour. As a local councillor puts it, ‘get off our backs, stop the endless tax rises, and help us cope with the rising cost of living.’