UK Conservative Party loses two seats in by-elections, retains former PM Johnson's
Sunday, July 30, 2023
The Conservative Party held all three seats in the last three elections,, , and .
The Liberal Democrats' won Somerton and Frome with about 55% of the vote. Speaking after the results came in, she claimed the Conservatives had "let down and taken [voters] for granted for far too long".
David Warburton resigned from the seat in June, after the Conservative parliamentary group suspended him in April last year amid an inquiry into admitteduse and alleged .
Labour won Selby and Ainsty with 46% of the vote share, and was to become the youngest member of the at 25 years old. Mather stated the party had "rewritten the rules on where Labour can win".
The former MP for the seat, Nigel Adams, stepped down last month in favor, he stated, of private sector work. This followed him not receiving afrom Johnson.
Winning with 45% of the vote share and a majority of 495 votes, Uxbridge and South Ruislip Conservative London 's proposed expansion ensured the Conservatives, against it, remained in power in Uxbridge.stated after the election Mayor of
Johnson resigned from Parliament with immediate effect ahead of a committee's publishing of thereport into the accuracy of his testimony to Parliament about alleged parties in breach of lockdown restrictions. He claimed the report was "riddled with inaccuracies and reeks of prejudice but under their absurd and unjust process I have no formal ability to challenge anything they say".
Before the results came in, the MP for, , declined to comment to Wikinews on the by-elections.
Since December 2021, the Conservative Party has trailed behind the Labour Party in's Poll of Polls. In October, Labour reached a peak of 52% after became prime minister. As of July 24, Labour was polling at 46% while the Conservatives were at 26%.
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