British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered an embarrassing defeat when his Conservative Party lost a parliamentary by-election on the outskirts of London, just a few miles from his own seat
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered an embarrassing defeat when his Conservative Party lost a parliamentary by-election on the outskirts of London, just a few miles from his own seat.
However, in an astonishing turnaround, the candidate for the Liberal Democrats - a centrist, pro-European Union party - won a majority of 8,028 votes over the Conservative candidate in results announced on Friday morning.Asked about the huge swing, junior interior minister Kit Malthouse said: "It's tough and disappointing".
"We would have hoped for a better results," he told Sky News.The Conservative Party last monthwon a strongholdof Britain’s opposition Labour Party in Hartlepool in north-east England, which Johnson credited in part to delivering Brexit.But some have said the approach that is attracting traditional Labour voters in northern England has also alienated some of Johnson's base in the Conservatives' own strongholds.
Johnson's parliamentary seat is just ten miles away, in West London."(Voters) have been taken for granted, they feel that the Conservative Party isn't listening to them. Many of them are very happy with Boris Johnson," Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey said, referring to Labour and Conservative party colours. headtopics.com
"Everyone's talking about the red wall in the north, they should think about the blue wall in the south"Plans to build the new High Speed 2 rail link between London and northern England which cuts through the area had provoked much local hostility in Chesham and Amersham, while government proposals to reform planning laws, which critics fear could lead to more development in southern England, had also riled locals.
The election in the Chesham and Amersham constituency was called after the death in April of Cheryl Gillan, who had represented it for Johnson’s Conservatives since 1992. At the last poll in 2019, Gillan won by a majority of 16,223 votes.Reporting by Alistair Smout and Michael Holden Editing by William Schomberg
Our Standards:More from ReutersSign up for our newsletterSubscribe for our daily curated newsletter to receive the latest exclusive Reuters coverage delivered to your inbox. Read more: Reuters Top News »
July 2021: The Next Full Moon is the Buck Moon
The next full Moon goes by many names including the Buck Moon.
Some relative knowledge for Non-British, if someone lost his/her own seat in by-election, he/she can’t take any cabinet seats even his/her party has majority.
COVID-19 vaccines: Safe and effective for American Indian and Alaskan Native communities - Harvard HealthA single-dose vaccine looked like an appealing option to Indigenous communities. Yet even before the recent pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine raised concerns, its effectiveness for AI/AN peoples was in the spotlight: HarvardHealth ......✍ I'm not a mentally neurosis patient. I got my J&J and loved it :)No side effects (at least for me) and only one shot - that was the best part.
Shudder Buys North America, UK & Australia On Ghost Story ‘Martyrs Lane’ From LevelKEXCLUSIVE: AMC Networks’ genre streamer Shudder has landed rights for North America, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand to Martyrs Lane, the UK supernatural horror, in a deal with Danish sales …
MLB's Ross Stripling Sorry For Meltdown Over Teammate's Error, 'I'm Mortified'Blue Jays pitcher Ross Stripling says he's sorry for throwing a temper tantrum after his teammate's error ... calling his actions both embarrassing and mortifying. You’re mortified you were caught doing it. True colors came out.
All the times Kate Middleton and Carrie Johnson wore the same dressKate Middleton and Boris Johnson's wife Carrie Symonds have worn two identical dresses by Ghost and The Vampire's Wife. Funny how Carrie has been married a month and is already called “Mrs Johnson” while the Duchess of Cambridge has been married TEN YEARS and is still referred to as “Kate Middleton” 🙄
Parenting, Baby Names, Celebrities, and Royal News | CafeMom.com
Dwayne Johnson Tops PEOPLE's List of 100 Reasons to Love America: 'I've Been a Lucky Guy'Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson talks to PEOPLE about topping the list of 100 Reasons to Love America and his new movie Jungle Cruise TheRock Ya but he has completely sold out to the ccp just like John Cena... its sad what money will do. Complete joke...planted story...pay-for-play for sure. He is a doper...these kinds of articles normalize illegal drug use to our kids....Horrible choice. Blake & Gwen 🥰😍