TORIES BATTERED BY LIBDEMS AND UKIPTories crashed to a humiliating defeat in the latest council by-elections, being forced from first to third place in a south east England stronghold.
Liberal Democrat Alex Slater gained on a huge swing at Hazlemere South, Wycombe District, Buckinghamshire.
There was also a shock showing by Ukip which came from nowhere to take more than a third of the votes.
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