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UK Conservative Party loses support in by-election

UK Conservative Party loses support in by-election


The Conservative Party, the formation of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, has lost support in the by-election, after losing two important hitherto Conservative seats to Labor and the Liberal Democrats.

However, the Tories have managed to retain the seat that belonged to former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, who left the House of Commons shortly before a 90-day suspension was recommended, in a political trajectory marked by the scandal of illegal parties held in Downing Street during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Conservative candidate, Steve Tuckwell, has obtained 13,965 votes, while his Labor rival, Danny Beales, has obtained 13,470. By this slim margin, the Conservative Party has held the seat in this north-west London constituency.

Labor has secured its narrow victory in the Selby and Ainsty (North Yorkshire) elections, after former Prime Minister Johnson’s ally Nigel Adams resigned from the House of Commons.

Labor Keir Mather, 25, has won nearly 16,500 votes, compared to 12,300 for Conservative candidate Claire Holmes. This victory means that for the first time this district will not be represented by the Tories, reports Sky News.

For its part, the British Liberal Democrat Party has won the seat for Somerton and Frome, after the former Conservative MP withdrew over a drug scandal. The candidate of this formation, Sarah Dyke, has obtained nearly 21,200 votes, compared to 10,100 for the Conservatives.

After the victory, Dyke declared that “tonight has been an impressive and historic victory for the Liberal Democrats”, demonstrating that this formation “will be back in the West Country”, the south-west area of ​​England.



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