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UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to PM Johnson

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Lib Dems overturned a huge Tory majority in Tiverton and Honiton. In Wakefield, Labour took back a seat it had lost to the Conservatives in 2019. Results follow months of criticism of the prime minister over parties in Downing Street during lockdown. They also come amid soaring inflation and concerns over the cost of living.
UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to PM Johnson
10 days ago·Tiverton, United Kingdom

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Times of India

UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to PM Boris Johnson

"The people of Tiverton and Honiton have spoken for Britain," said the area's newly elected Liberal Democrat lawmaker, Richard Foord. "They sent a loud and clear message: It's time for Boris Johnson to go, and go now." Losing both increases jitters among restive Conservatives who already worry the ebullient but erratic and divisive Johnson is no longer an electoral asset.

10 days ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC News

Conservative co-chairman Oliver Dowden quits after by-election losses

Oliver Dowden resigns, but the PM vows to go on after the Lib Dems and Labour inflict defeats on the Conservatives.

10 days ago·United Kingdom
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Reuters

Boris Johnson under pressure after UK election defeats

Boris Johnson's Conservatives lost two parliamentary seats on Friday, a crushing blow to the governing party that prompted the resignation of its chairman and intensified doubts about the future of Britain's prime minister.

10 days ago·United Kingdom
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CTV News

U.K. Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double blow as voters rejected his Conservative Party in two special elections dominated by questions about his leadership and ethics.

10 days ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Independent

Boris Johnson suffers double by-election humiliation

The Liberal Democrats won Tiverton and Honiton, which had previously been held by the Tories with a 24,000 majority, while Labour won Wakefield.

10 days ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA Today

UK PM Johnson suffers by-elections blow

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's leadership of the Conservative party has suffered a heavy double blow as voters rejected the Tories in two special elections. (June 22)

9 days ago·United States
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