The result is in from the Haltemprice and Howden by-election, David Davis won with 72% of the vote and a 15,355 majority.
The turnout was only 34% which is not unusual for a by-election but less than I was hoping for considering the argument. That said there has been a significant reduction in the public support for 42 days detention without charge.
David said: "We have fired a shot across the bows of Gordon Brown's arrogant, arbitrary and authoritarian government." He also said he now had a mandate "to fight Gordon Brown's vision of Big Brother Britain tooth and nail, to stop 42 days in its tracks, to prevent the disaster of ID cards before it happens, to protect our personal privacy from being ransacked by the ever-intrusive state".
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