Manchester news Double by-election blow for Boris Johnson Manchester united news

PremierLeague-News.Com - The contests offered voters the chance to give their verdict on the Prime Minister just weeks after 41% of his own MPs cast their ballots against him

Manchester news Double by-election blow for Boris Johnson Manchester united news

PremierLeague-News.Com - The contests offered voters the chance to give their verdict on the Prime Minister just weeks after 41% of his own MPs cast their ballots against him

Manchester news  Double by-election blow for Boris Johnson Manchester united news
24 June 2022 - 03:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Boris Johnson’s leadership of the Tory party suffered a double blow as voters rejected the Conservatives in two crunch by-elections. In Tiverton and Honiton the Liberal Democrats overturned a 24,000 Tory majority to win, while Labour reclaimed Wakefield. The contests, triggered by the resignation of disgraced Tories, offered voters the chance to give their verdict on the Prime Minister just weeks after 41% of his own MPs cast their ballots against him. In Tiverton and Honiton, Neil Parish – the Tory MP who had more than 60% of the vote in 2019 – resigned after admitting he had watched pornography on his phone in the House of Commons. A dramatic swing of almost 30% from the Tories to the Liberal Democrats saw Richard Foord secure a majority of 6,144. The new Lib Dem MP used his acceptance speech to call for Mr Johnson “to go, and go now”, claiming his victory had “sent a shockwave through British politics”. In Wakefield, Simon Lightwood was elected with a majority of 4,925 on a swing of 12.7% from the Tories to Labour. The previous Wakefield MP Imran Ahmad Khan quit after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy – a crime for which he was jailed for 18 months.

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. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said: “Wakefield has shown the country has lost confidence in the Tories. This result is a clear judgement on a Conservative Party that has run out of energy and ideas. “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.” Mr Johnson, who is at a Commonwealth leaders’ summit in Rwanda, suggested it would be “crazy” for him to quit if the party lost the two seats and said mid-term by-elections were “never necessarily easy for any government”. Read our top stories here. Read More Related Articles BBC journalist praised after swearing man randomly interrupts during show at Manchester Piccadilly station Read More Related Articles The heartwarming moment man gets down on one knee at Ed Sheeran's Etihad Manchester gig

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