Boris Johnson’s Tories won a “historic” victory on Friday as they captured a Labor stronghold in North East England following local elections, a test for the government’s power and unity. Uk. The Conservative Party succeeded in electing an MP in Hartlepool for the first time for more than fifty years in this Labor and Pro-Brexit stronghold, provoking a real thug on Labor and its leader, Keir Starr.
This victory strengthens the Tories after their capture, during the 2019 legislative elections. “Red Wall” Diligent, conducive to industrial development and Brexit in these areas of the north of England. Jill Mortimer, who will succeed the outgoing elected official who resigned due to allegations of sexual harassment, collected more than 15,000 votes, doubling the score of her Labor and Europhile rival. Even before the official results, a giant balloon representing Prime Minister Boris Johnson, with arms and thumbs raised in victory, was planted in front of the counting office.
The leader passed his first electoral test without a hitch since the Conservative tidal wave and Brexit entered into force in MLA elections. “Let’s not forget: Johnson created Brexit, Prime Minister popular with voters who voted for ‘holiday’, Tory government spending astronomical sums during epidemic and leading very successful vaccination campaign” Against coronavirus, “And the economy is turning”, Professor of Political Science at the University of Oxford, Jane Green, analyzed on Twitter. Elements that are heavily weighed down by the epidemic’s very poor record (more than 127,000 dead) and recent scandals that have exposed very close links between power and private interests.
Fought more elections than Keer Starr
For Labor opposition leader Keir Starr, this is a disgrace and a bad omen for his goal of rebuilding Labor before the next general election in 2024. With a more moderate row than his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn, he promised to get the party back on track. Take the head of the formation a few months after its defeat in the legislative elections.
“This is the most spectacular depiction that the party has so far failed to reach the voters of the working classes who voted for + K +”, John Curtis, an expert on the British election, said on the BBC.
The call for change quickly arose among Labor. “Keir Starr needs to think twice about his strategy”, Tweeted MP Diane Abbott. “We are retreating in those areas where we have to win. The chief of labor should change direction immediately ”, Added his colleague Richard Burgon.
The by-election was held as part of a local and regional vote in the largest England, Scotland and Wales in nearly fifty years, postponed for a year due to an epidemic.
In Scotland, where the regional parliament is renewed, it is the future of the United Kingdom that is at stake, the formation of the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the separatist of the Scottish National Party of Power (SNP), hoping for a major victory in a new sense of self-determination. The path of the referendum opened. First results are expected on Saturday evening.
This was strongly opposed by Boris Johnson, believing that the 2014 consultation voted 55% in favor of staying in Britain, it could not “Once per generation”. Supporters of a new referendum reported that Brexit, with Scots 62%, was a game-changer.
The SNP may be disillusioned after months of elections with the SNP promising to rise and win a majority in favor of independence, with recent surveys predicting less spectacular victories than expected. “It really plays on the edge of a razor”, Thursday recognized Nicola Sturgeon.