Diary of a by-election

As the people of Wellingborough headed to the polls for a historic vote, hosts Aggie Chambre and Sascha O’Sullivan took a train to the East Midlands to see how by-elections really play out on the ground. 

Over the course of a month, they went door-knocking with the candidates, spoke to disenfranchised voters and, finally, stayed up all night to watch the count. 

They watched Reform’s Ben Habib drive round in an gigantic, double-decker blue bus and Labour’s Gen Kitchen show off her Taylor Swift friendship bracelets. They listened to the Liberal Democrat’s Ana Savage Gunn regale stories of her former life as a police firearms officer … and even managed to track down the elusive Tory candidate, Helen Harrison.

And the duo consider what this show-stopping by-election result will mean for the upcoming general election.