Major blow to Boris Johnson as Tories lose two by-elections

Posted by News Express | 24 June 2022 | 485 times

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Embattled Boris Johnson on Friday vowed to keep going as British Prime Minister after two major by-election defeats for the Conservatives.

The Lib Dems stormed to victory in the former Tory stronghold of Tiverton and Honiton, while Labour reclaimed its traditional seat in Wakefield.

The Conservative Party co-chairman Oliver Dowden resigns, and other senior Tories call for Johnson to go.

Some key cabinet members say now is the time to focus on getting the Conservative message across but others are silent.

Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer says the Conservatives are “imploding” while Lib Dem's Sir Ed Davey says it's time to “show Boris Johnson the door”.

Ex-Tory party leader Michael Howard believes the PM should quit, saying the country “would be better off under new leadership”.

The PM, who is in Rwanda for a major conference, is expected to take questions from the media later. (Adapted from a BBC report)

Source: News Express

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