When the ends in North Shropshire have been introduced early Friday, Ms. Morgan had secured 17,957 votes; Neil Shastri-Hurst, the Conservative, had gotten 12,032; and Ben Wooden, for Labour, had obtained 3,686. The vote counting for Thursday’s election came about in a single day.
“Tonight the people of North Shropshire have spoken on behalf of the British people,” Ms. Morgan said after her victory. “They have said loudly and clearly, ‘Boris Johnson, the party is over.’”
She added that the voters had determined that Mr. Johnson was “unfit to lead and that they want a change.” She thanked Labour supporters who had given her their votes saying, “Together, we have shown that we can defeat the Conservatives not with deals behind closed doors, but with common sense at the ballot box.”
Though the Liberal Democrats had hoped to tug off a shock victory, the scale of their majority was hanging and surprising. Ed Davey, the chief of the social gathering, described the outcome as “a watershed moment,” including in an announcement: “Millions of people are fed up with Boris Johnson and his failure to provide leadership throughout the pandemic, and last night, the voters of North Shropshire spoke for all of them.”