Boris Johnson appears to have suffered a humiliating defeat, claiming that the Liberal Democratic Party had secured a “historic victory” in the by-elections of Burton and Honiton.
The prime minister also faces Wakefield’s defeat to Labor in a by-election pair, which could lead to further questions about his leadership. Ballots were thrown in Wakefield, Tiberton, and Honiton after the contest, which was triggered by the disgraceful resignation of Conservative MPs.
Official results have not yet been announced, but the Liberal Democratic Party claimed Richard Fold’s victory in 2019 at the Devon seat, which had a majority of more than 24,000 by the Tories.
A Liberal Democratic Party spokesman said: The people of Tiberton and Honiton raised their voices for the country. This is a historic victory for the LDP and a devastating blow to Conservatives who continue to support Boris Johnson. “
The Tory defeat will put pressure on Johnson a few weeks after Johnson’s own parliamentarians say 41% aren’t confident in him.
Johnson, attending the Federal Leaders Summit in Rwanda, suggested that if the party lost two seats, it would be “crazy” for him to resign.
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The Liberal Democratic Party claims a "clear victory" in the by-elections of Tiberton and Honiton
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