“Labour is preparing for a lightning by-election after French prosecutors launched a criminal investigation of the Nazi-themed stag do attended by a Tory MP.”
“Deputy chairman Tom Watson is getting the party ready if Aidan Burley is forced to quit if he is charged with “inciting racial hatred and glorifying crimes against humanity” over the do.”
“A party spokesman said: “You’d have to fancy our chances. It’s a real chance to show that we can take seats from the Tories.””
Burley’s majority is just 3,195.