United Kingdom: A crushing defeat for Boris Johnson’s party, President resigns

United Kingdom: A crushing defeat for Boris Johnson's party, President resigns

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party suffered two major defeats in Friday’s assembly elections, which benefited the opposition parties.

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TookBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party suffered two crushing defeats in by-elections on Friday, including a constituency in south-west England that has been held by the Tories for more than a century. .

The Conservatives lost that seat in Tiverton and Honiton to the centrist Liberal Democrats, and the constituency of Wakefield (North of England) was taken by the main opposition party, the Labor Party.

Resignation

As an immediate consequence of these electoral failures, the chairman of the British Conservative Party, Oliver Dowden, announced his resignation to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday after a series of “very poor electoral results”, including the defeat of the Tories in two partial parliamentary elections. . Elections on Thursday.

The defeats are “the latest in a series of very bad consequences for our party”, Mr Dowden wrote in a letter to the prime minister, adding that “we cannot do business as usual” and “someone must ‘somebody take responsibility'”.



Meanwhile, Boris Johnson is determined to “keep going” despite his party’s electoral defeat.

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