Daily uk news Tories are wiped out in TWO by-elections in blow to Boris: Huge swings see Lib Dems romp home in Tiverton and Honiton while Labour sweep to victory in Wakefield - but defiant PM insists he will NOT quit  PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - As votes continued to be counted, the party said they believe they have overturned a 24,000 Tory majority in Tiverton and Honiton to steal a seat they came third in just three years ago.

Daily uk news Tories are wiped out in TWO by-elections in blow to Boris: Huge swings see Lib Dems romp home in Tiverton and Honiton while Labour sweep to victory in Wakefield - but defiant PM insists he will NOT quit  PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - As votes continued to be counted, the party said they believe they have overturned a 24,000 Tory majority in Tiverton and Honiton to steal a seat they came third in just three years ago.

Daily uk news  Tories are wiped out in TWO by-elections in blow to Boris: Huge swings see Lib Dems romp home in Tiverton and Honiton while Labour sweep to victory in Wakefield - but defiant PM insists he will NOT quit  PremierLeague-News.Com
24 June 2022 - 04:00

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Boris Johnson was handed a double by-election pummelling today as the Tories were humiliated in two by-elections that will deepen the crisis surrounding his leadership of the Conservatives and the country. In seismic results in the early hours of this morning, the Conservatives lost two seats in West Yorkshire and Devon by large margins after months of sleaze and economic woe that have bedevilled Mr Johnson's premiership.The Conservatives lost the formerly ultra-safe, Brexit-backing seat of Tiverton and Honiton to the Liberal Democrats, with Richard Food winning by more than 6,000 votes in a seat where the party came third in 2019.Helen Hurford, the Tory candidate, locked herself in a room previously reserved for media interviews ahead of the result at the constituency's election count in a sports centre in Crediton, when the scale of her defeat became clear. It was a swing of 30 per cent to Sir Ed Davey's party, with pollsters before the vote saying anything over 25 per cent would be disastrous for the Tories. It is the third comprehensive Lib Dem win in a by-election in a previously safe Tory seat in the past 18 months, after Chesham and Amersham and North Shropshire.Neil Parish - the Tory MP who had more than 60 per cent of the vote in 2019 - resigned after admitting he had watched pornography on his phone in the House of Commons. Some 270 miles to the north east, Mr Johnson's party had moments earlier ceded Wakefield to Labour after holding it for just three years, with Simon Lightwood comfortably winning a vote called after the previous Tory MP, Imran Ahmad Khan, was jailed for child sex offenses.Mr Lightwood overturned a majority of less than 3,500 to retake a seat that was solidly Labour between the 1930s and 2019. He took 13,166 votes to Tory Nadeem Ahmed's 8,241 on a 52 per cent turnout. It gave him a majority of 4,925 on a swing of 12.7 per cent from the Tories to Labour. Speaking after he was elected in Honiton, Mr Foord said: Tonight, the people of Tiverton and Honiton have spoken for Britain. They've sent a loud and clear message: It's time for Boris Johnson to go. And go now.'A bullish Boris Johnson last night insisted he will not quit whichever way the results go. As the results came in he was 4,000 miles away at a Commonwealth gathering in Rwanda. Speaking to reporters while travelling to Kigali, the Prime Minister insisted he was 'very hopeful' of a positive outcome from the two by-elections - but said it would be 'crazy' to quit over a bad mid-term result.But the defeats in two very different parts of the country will have his party critics again circling, with questions over whether he is the best person to lead the party into the next election. No government has failed to defend two by-election seats on the same day since 1991, when John Major was in No10. In seismic results in the early hours of this morning, the Conservatives lost two seats in West Yorkshire and Devon by large margins after months of sleaze and economic woe that have bedevilled Mr Johnson's premiership.  more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Boris 'full of optimism and buoyancy' ahead of by-elections results Watch video 2021: Anita Alvarez faints in Barcelona at Tokyo Olympics qualifying Watch video Prosecutor assaults Brazilian AG over incident report against him Watch video Monterrey surfer rescued moments after shark attack at Lover's Point Watch video Passengers are escorted off Air Canada flight 'with no reason' Watch video Couple seen being kicked off Air Canada flight Watch video Bristol reporter tasks mayor on long trip for climate change meeting Watch video Marjorie Taylor tells Siobhan Kennedy: 'Go back to your country' Watch video Demétrius Oliveira de Macedo perp walk in São Paulo, Brazil Watch video Kiwi trans athlete slams world swimming's gender inclusion policy Watch video Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at East Anglia's Children's Hospice Watch video Security abseil down side of building to evict squatters DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.molFeCarousel.init('#p-21', 'channelCarousel', { "activeClass" : "wocc", "pageCount" : "3.0", "pageSize" : 1, "onPos": 0, "updateStyleOnHover": true }); }); Mr Johnson will not be around to take flack from any political fallout - is on tour abroad for the next week in Africa and Europe with his wife Carrie. Voters went to the polls in Wakefield and in Tiverton and Honiton today, with party insiders privately warning the Tories were set to lose both. His party is expected to win in Tiverton and Honiton, which was held by the Tories with a 24,000 majority just three years ago. On what is forecast to be a dark night for the PM, the party is also expected to lose Wakefield to Labour. Lib Dem leader Ed Davey tweeted in the early hours that he was 'going to need a bigger hammer', a referenced to a stunt at the party's Chesham and Amersham victory last year that saw him demolish a 'blue wall' with a tiny orange tool.Lib Dem leader Ed Davey tweeted in the early hours that he was 'going to need a bigger hammer', a referenced to a stunt at the party's Chesham and Amersham victory last year that saw him demolish a 'blue wall' with a tiny orange tool. The scale of the Lib Dem win in Devon will shock the Tories and shines a light on the level of popular discontent in the PM after months of scandals and economic reversals. It could also reignite attempts by Tory MPs to oust him before then next general election.Mr Johnson will not be around to take flack from any political fallout - is on tour abroad for the next week in Africa and Europe with his wife Carrie. But there are fears the expected grim results at home could spark a renewed Conservative revolt against his leadership, weeks after he was forced to face a vote of confidence from his own MPs.Senior Conservatives figures were last night blaming Jeremy Hunt and other Tory plotters for wrecking the campaigns by trying to unseat Mr Johnson with the vote of no confidence, which he won 211 to 148.A new poll last night gave Labour an 11-point lead in the polls, up from six points a week previously. But the survey by Savanta ComRes was carried out before this week's crippling rail strikes brought Britain to a halt. Mr Johnson faces the fallout from those strikes, as well as general unrest of the rising cost of living - inflation hit 9.1 per cent this week. He is also embroiled in a fight with human rights campaigners over his attempts to send migrants arriving in the UK to Rwanda.Keir Starmer, reacting to the Wakefield win, said: 'Wakefield has shown the country has lost confidence in the Tories.

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. Britain deserves better.'Wakefield has voted Labour because we have the solutions for the challenges facing the British people. 'The Labour Party is back on the side of working people, winning seats where we lost before, and ready for government.'Turnout in Wakefield was 39 per cent, while in the Devon seat it was 52 per cent. Both by-elections today were triggered by misconduct by the former Tory MPs.The polls were  seen as a key test for Mr Johnson's leadership. Wakefield, where the Conservatives were defending a majority of less than 3,500, has been seen as a lost cause for weeks. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Boris takes aim at Charles and says he will stress the... Nigerian senator and wife 'plotted to traffic homeless... And you thought TODAY was bad! Millions face another battle... Share this article Share A new poll last night gave Labour an 11-point lead in the polls. But the survey by Savanta ComRes was carried out before this week's crippling rail strikes brought Britain to a halt. Senior Conservatives figures were last night blaming Jeremy Hunt and other Tory plotters for wrecking the campaigns by trying to unseat Mr Johnson with a vote of no confidence.But in Tiverton and Honiton, where the Conservatives had a majority of more than 24,000 at the last election, the Tories were last night said to be 'neck and neck' with the Lib-Dems.A senior Tory source said the actions of the Tory rebels had exacerbated what was already a difficult contest in Devon.The by-election was called following the resignation of Neil Parish, after he admitted watching pornography on his mobile phone while sat in the House of Commons chamber. 'Tiverton and Honiton was always going to be a tough battle because we are mid-term and there is residual anger over Partygate where the media have been having a field day. People see it as a way to punish us without a change of Government,' the source said.'But the overlay of division has been massively unhelpful. It was raised on the doorstep time and again - people were saying if even his own MPs won't vote for him, why should we?'The really damaging thing is that it came just as the postal ballots were being sent out, where we would normally hope for a decent showing.'If we have lost the postals then we have lost. It's all incredibly unhelpful and totally self-inflicted.'  A poll by Survation for the 38 Degrees website two weeks ago - around the time of the vote of no confidence against Mr Johnson - put Labour on 56 per cent in the West Yorkshire seat, with the Tories on 33 per cent Boris Johnson has only made one visit to Devon to assist candidate Helen Hurford, a local councillor and beautician. They are pictured together on June 10 Wakefield was one of the so-called Red Wall seats won by the Tories in the 2019 general election after being a Labour stronghold since the 1930s, but Labour is now hoping to take it back with Simon Lightwood Tory candidate Nadeem Ahmed raised eyebrows by arguing last week that voters should still trust the party after Mr Khan's sexual assault conviction, just as they still trust GPs despite the crimes of mass murderer Harold Shipman.In Wakefield, a former industrial area in West Yorkshire, ex-Conservative MP Imran Ahmad Khan stood down after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy and jailed for 18 months.Wakefield was one of the so-called Red Wall seats won by the Tories in the 2019 general election after being a Labour stronghold since the 1930s, but Labour has battled to take it back.Tory candidate Nadeem Ahmed raised eyebrows by arguing last week that voters should still trust the party after Mr Khan's sexual assault conviction, just as they still trust GPs despite the crimes of mass murderer Harold Shipman. In Devon's Tiverton and Honiton, Neil Parish, the Tory MP since 2010, resigned after admitting he had watched pornography on his phone in the House of Commons.The Liberal Democrats are the main challenger in the rural south-western constituency, where they were hoping former soldier Richard Foord will recreate by-election wins in North Shropshire in December and Chesham and Amersham a year ago.The Prime Minister urged voters to 'stick up for British food and farming' by supporting Tory Helen Hurford, a former head teacher turned beautician.In a video shared on social media on Wednesday, Mr Johnson appeared alongside the candidate on a farm, saying the party was working to protect 'our fantastic food and farming industry and 'amazing agricultural sector'. more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Boris 'full of optimism and buoyancy' ahead of by-elections results Watch video 2021: Anita Alvarez faints in Barcelona at Tokyo Olympics qualifying Watch video Prosecutor assaults Brazilian AG over incident report against him Watch video Monterrey surfer rescued moments after shark attack at Lover's Point Watch video Passengers are escorted off Air Canada flight 'with no reason' Watch video Couple seen being kicked off Air Canada flight Watch video Bristol reporter tasks mayor on long trip for climate change meeting Watch video Marjorie Taylor tells Siobhan Kennedy: 'Go back to your country' Watch video Demétrius Oliveira de Macedo perp walk in São Paulo, Brazil Watch video Kiwi trans athlete slams world swimming's gender inclusion policy Watch video Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at East Anglia's Children's Hospice Watch video Security abseil down side of building to evict squatters DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.molFeCarousel.init('#p-50', 'channelCarousel', { "activeClass" : "wocc", "pageCount" : "3.0", "pageSize" : 1, "onPos": 0, "updateStyleOnHover": true }); });

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