I used to stay at Roehampton which is adjacent to Richmond Park. It is one of the wealthiest constituencies in the country and even 10 years ago you could not find a family house costing less than £1.5 million. I know, I tried.
It is full of people media types, lawyers, accountants like Ms Olney etc who have grown fat on EU largesse. Unsurprisingly in the Referendum they voted 70% to remain. They voted with their wallets then and have done it again. Farron is a little man with hige delusions of his own importance. I quote from his post result ravings reported by Guido
Tim Farron is getting more than a little ahead of himself claiming Sarah Olney’s win is a rejection of Trump and the 2015 election too. Richmond Park was a 21% swing by a Remain constituency against its incumbent Leave MP.
Thelast sentence is the telling one. If May is forced into a corner by EU loving Tories and LibDems she will have to call a General Election or resign. It will be a wipe out for pro Remain MPs sitting for constituencies with a large leave vote. Tory constituencies will largely de-select pro EU candidates and go for leavers. They will take huge number of Labour and Lib Dem seats leaving something like 5 for UKIP.
The Lib Dems always wanted a re-alignment in UK politics. I think they have achieved it. The next election will be fought out on a pro / anti EU divide. The result of the Referendum will still stand. Failure to properly implement it will cause severe civil unrest. That is what the Lib Dems will have done to our country.