Tory MP is reduced to tears after seeing her party lose the local council

Tory MP is reduced to tears after seeing her party lose the city council they once held by a huge majority to the Liberal Democrats

By Richard Spillett for MailOnline

Published: 13:14 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 13:14 BST, 3 May 2019

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A Tory MP couldn't hold back the tears after seeing her local party lose control of a local council in which they previously had a huge majority.

MP Vicky Ford became upset during a TV interview after a bad night for the Tories in which they lost control of Chelmsford council.

The local party had started the night with 52 of the 57 seats on the City Council, an apparently unassailable lead.

But their vote crashed, leading to the Lib Dems taking 31 seats and winning control of the council. 

MP Vicky Ford wept today after watching her local party lose a 45-seat majority on Chelmsford City Council

MP Vicky Ford wept today after

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