The main messages from the two by elections are that many Conservative voters do not like what the government is doing or not doing, nor do they want to vote Labour.
The secondary message is if frustrated Conservatives vote Reform they can tip the balance between a Conservative and a Labour MP but they are miles off winning a seat even in by election conditions.
It confirms my view that the government needs to cut taxes urgently, control spending better, make a substantial reduction in legal migration and follow through on its pro drivers pro personal freedoms policies.
The government needs an urgent budget to expand business and supply, cut the rising prices of energy with temporary tax cuts all the time oil is over $75 a barrel and help more people into work. Reverse the IR 35 changes and up the small business VAT threshold for starters. This is all affordable given the way this year tax revenue is well ahead of OBR forecasts.