.The Labour Party has opted not to contest this year's election by-election in Epsom and Ewell, with the Conservatives now favoured to win by a comfortable margin.
Electoral Commission figures show the Tories would win the seat with almost 50 per cent of the vote, while Labour would pick up just 40.1 per cent.
The figures show Labour's vote share is down 4.9 percentage points compared to 2015, the Conservatives up 2.3 points and the Liberal Democrats down 6.8 points.
The former Lib Dem and incumbent MP Tom Brake was involved in a car crash in 2017, leaving him with a fractured pelvis. He lost the seat to the Tories at the 2015 general election.
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