The percentages that the candidates for each main party got in this English constituency two years ago and on Thursday speak for themselves.

The opportunity for an electoral protest against lockdowns, mask mandates and, worst of all, jab mandates came and people in North Shropshire took it.

It has been a safe seat for the Conservatives, but voters decided that the party has abandoned its libertarian principles during the Scamdemic, and Labour, the party of State Control in Britain as it is here, lost a lot of votes too.