Friday, May 7, 2021
The fate continues to count
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The whole of Great Britain looks enchanted on Scotland. The counting of regional elections there still continues, leading to a new independence referendum. A clear trend has not yet been identified. But important clues may soon come from some constituencies.
After counting the votes in two of 73 constituencies in Scotland’s general election, there was no clear trend in the early afternoon. The Liberal Democrats were able to secure their mandate on the island of Orkney, with the Scottish National Party SNP considering itself in the electoral district in Aberdeen. Although the final result is not expected until Saturday, the results in some constituencies may already indicate whether Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP has won an absolute majority. The SNP hopes that this will put pressure on London for another independence referendum. The result of the regional election is therefore considered to be decisive for the future of Great Britain. Results for Wales and other regions are still pending.
The ruling party of Prime Minister Boris Johnson recorded a significant victory in north-east England. Officially according to the election results, Jill Mortimer was the first Conservative candidate to win a parliamentary mandate in the traditionally leftist Labor Party-dominated Hartlepul constituency. Mortimer received 15,529 votes, nearly double that of his Labor counterpart Paul Williams (8,589 votes).
“This is a truly historic outcome and an important day,” said Mortimer, the newly elected MP. The Labor Party had achieved its victory in the constituency for a very long time. The entire region has long been considered a stronghold of the Labor Party. The previous MP resigned following allegations of sexual abuse. Both parties were aware of the special significance of this by-election, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson personally campaigning in Hartlep on Monday.
Johnson feels encouraged
The result is likely to put pressure on opposition leader Keir Starr, when he was elected party president a year ago, promising to rebuild Labor and reestablish links with traditional voters. Labor MP Steve Reid told the BBC, “We cannot hide the fact that this is a staggering result for Labor.” This indicates that the party has not changed very quickly.
Johnson called the result “very encouraging”. It shows that his government has focused on the priorities of the people and has called itself the chief in the West Midlands at the earliest exit from the epidemic. Johnson had come under pressure several times over the past few weeks, including the luxury renovation of his official apartment.
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