Peterborough poll sends chilling message to UK Conservatives

As Labour wins seat, Brexit Party sends Tories to third place in by-election.

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    Labour has beaten the UK’s newly formed Brexit Party by a margin of 700 votes in a by-election in Peterborough, eastern England.

    The Brexit Party campaigns on a single issue of leaving the EU - and also performed strongly in last month's elections for the European Parliament.

    The result was a surprise, because 60 percent of voters in Peterborough were in favour of leaving the EU in the 2016 Brexit referendum.

    Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from Peterborough.


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