Olney abandons challenging interview

Shortly after winning the Richmond Park by-election, Sarah Olney appeared in an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer:

JHB: When is the second by-election going to be held?

SO: What do you mean?

JHB: Well, we don’t really know if voters knew what they were voting for when they voted for you, so should we have a second ballot? You want a second EU referendum don’t you?

SO: I was very clear in my campaign what I was voting for and the voters have returned me to Parliament with a very clear mandate.

JHB: A clear mandate — but less than 50 pc of the people voted for you. Are you sure you have that mandate?

The interview continues in this vein until Olney leaves suddenly. Apparently, she had another interview to get to…