I see Labour are trying to spin that they did worse in the Winchester by-election in 1997 so because Henley was not as bad, it's OK. That is of course ignoring the fact that in Winchester there was a huge tactical vote to get the Tories out.
The result last night is as follows
John Howell – Conservatives 19,796 56.95% +3.46%
Stephen Kearney - Liberal Democrats 9,680 27.85% +1.84%
Mark Stevenson – Greens 1,321 3.80% + 0.54%
Timothy Rait - British National Party 1,243 +3.58%