Wakefield: Woman shocked as friend says 'I love Boris!' Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info A Conservative Party loss at either seat could reignite speculation of a new challenge from Tory MPs against Mr Johnson . The by-elections were allied following Wakefield MP Imran Ahmad Khan stepping down after having been convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage boy. Related articles When are Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton by-election results? Have your say: have you seen Brexit benefits yet? Meanwhile, Tiverton and Honiton MP Neil Parish quit after watching pornography in the House of Commons. Mr Johnson has said he would be … [Read more...] about POLL: Should Boris Johnson resign if Conservatives lose by-elections?
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By-election: Boris Johnson 'not listening' says Gale Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Boris Johnson has suffered a trio of bombshell losses in just hours as the Conservatives were defeated in two byelections last night. The Lib Dems stole Tiverton and Honiton in Devon, which the Conservatives had held with a huge majority. Meanwhile, Labour took back Wakefield, West Yorkshire, which it lost to the Tories at the 2019 General Election. The third loss came in the form of Conservative co-chair Oliver Dowden, who stepped down from his post, writing in his resignation letter that his fellow Tories were “distressed and disappointed”. Related articles … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson Autumn exit looms as ‘plots’ taking place ‘below surface’ — Tory insider
Boris Johnson’s authority has been dealt a triple blow after the Tories suffered two humiliating by-election defeats, prompting a cabinet minister to resign. It raises further questions about his future as prime minister after the partygate scandal saw him fined for breaking his own Covid laws , paving the way for a confidence vote that he only narrowly survived. The elections were triggered after two Tory MPs resigned in disgrace: Neil Parish, for Tiverton & Honiton, who was caught watching porn in the House of Commons , and Imran Khan, of Wakefield, who was jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage boy. The contests were lost by huge margins after months of Tory sleaze allegations , a cost of living crisis and now, the biggest rail strike in a generation . Who won the Wakefield and Tiverton by-elections? Last night saw Tiverton and Honiton swing to the Lib Dems while Labour regained control of Wakefield. The former was considered a safe … [Read more...] about What is next for Boris Johnson after the Tories’ double by-election defeat?
Boris Johnson: The Prime Minister is facing several threats from Labour and Tory MPs (Image: Joe Giddens - WPA Pool/Getty Images) Sign up for FREE now and never miss the top politics stories again SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info You can add your voice to the tens of thousands of comments posted daily on Express.co.uk and have your say on the big issues facing the country today. Boris Johnson has had a gruelling few months, fending off attacks from Labour and Sir Keir Starmer, as well as his own Conservative MPs. Calls to resign are coming thick and fast as Tory Party scandals mount up, and Labour’s lead in the national polls has continued to hold. Mr Johnson could be replaced in the event of a general election - giving Mr Starmer … [Read more...] about Have your say: Who do you want as next PM if Boris Johnson gets the boot?
BORIS Johnson WILL face a fresh Partygate probe after MPs tonight voted to launch an inquiry into whether he lied to Parliament. Labour's motion sailed through unopposed after the PM abandoned a bid to delay the investigation - declaring he's got "nothing to hide". A Commons committee will now investigate whether the PM misled MPs by previously insisting no lockdown laws were broken in No10. It comes on top of the Met's probe and the Cabinet Office investigation led by Whitehall enforcer Sue Gray. Labour called the vote to publicly shame the PM for bending the truth - and to ask the Commons Privileges Committee to investigate. Deliberately telling porkies in Parliament is a grave offence for which ministers are expected to resign. Downing Street had ordered Tory MPs to back their wrecking amendment which would have kicked a probe into the long grass. But at the eleventh hour - in the face of a brewing Tory rebellion - they pulled the plug and gave Conservative … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson WILL face fresh Partygate probe as MPs vote for inquiry into whether he lied to Parliament
Boris Johnson has pledged to listen to voters “until we get through this patch”. The Prime Minister’s comments come in the wake of the biggest by-election defeat in British history as the Conservatives lost a huge majority in Tiverton and Honiton and surrendered Wakefield to Labour on the same night. Shortly after the results were declared, Oliver Dowden resigned as the Conservative Party co-chairman, plunging the Tories into further crisis. Speaking in Kigali, Rwanda on Thursday morning, Mr Johnson said he "of course" accepted responsibility for the double defeat. “It’s absolutely true we’ve had some tough by-election results. They’ve been, I think, a reflection of a lot of things but we’ve got to recognise voters are going through a tough time at the moment," he said. Could more follow Dowden? The resignation of Mr Dowden will inevitably spark speculation on whether other senior Tory figures could quit, but Tory party sources said the Prime Minister was not worried … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson faces up to by-election drubbing and admits: ‘I’ve got to listen to what people are saying’
Boris Johnson has not denied claims that his wife, Carrie, had been considered for senior roles in the Government and Royal household, as he was mocked by Sir Keir Starmer over wanting to appoint her. Urged by Chris Elmore, a Labour MP, to “be honest” with the House of Commons and say if he ever considered appointing Ms Johnson to one of the posts, the Prime Minister did not give a straight answer. During Prime Minister’s Questions, he said: “I know why Labour members want to talk about non-existent jobs in the media – because they do not want to talk about what is going on in the real world.” It comes amid a week of half-denials by the Prime Minister and Downing Street, following reports of numerous jobs to which he is said to have tried to appoint Mrs Johnson. This allegedly included a £100,000 role in the Foreign Office while Mr Johnson was foreign secretary, at the time the two were reportedly having an affair. A spokesman for Mrs Johnson has described the claims as … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson fails to deny that Carrie was considered for Foreign Office and royal jobs
On Thursday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double blow, as voters in two special elections rejected his Conservative Party, putting further pressure on the British leader at a time when his own party seems to be moving away from him. In the rural southwest England seat of Tiverton and Honiton, the centrist Liberal Democrats overturned a large Conservative majority, in what is considered to be one of the worst byelection results for the party in modern times. On Friday morning the party's chairman, Oliver Dowden, announced his resignation, saying the party “cannot carry on with business as usual.” He added that: “somebody must take responsibility and I have concluded that, in these circumstances, it would not be right for me to remain in office.” At the same time, the Labour Party reclaimed Wakefield in northern England from Johnson's Tories. Tories have a bad night Both contests were triggered by the resignations of Conservative lawmakers … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson suffers two special election defeats, party chairman quits
Governing parties “generally do not win by-elections”, the Prime Minister has said, adding that it would be “crazy” to suggest he will resign if the Tories lose both seats. Boris Johnson sounded a cautious tone about the Conservative candidates’ prospects of victory as voters head to the polls in the Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton by-elections . He spoke on Wednesday night just before boarding a plane to Rwanda where he will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Asked whether he would quit if he fails to win either seat , he said: “Come on, it was only a year ago that we won the Hartlepool by-election, which everybody thought was… We hadn’t won Hartlepool for – I can’t remember when the Tory party last won Hartlepool – a long time. I don’t think it ever had. “Governing parties generally do not win by-elections, particularly not in mid-term. I’m very hopeful. But you know, there you go. That’s just the reality.” But pressed on whether he would quit as … [Read more...] about ‘Crazy’ to think I’ll quit if we lose by-elections, says Boris Johnson
Voters are ‘going through a tough time’, Boris Johnson has said following two huge losses in by-elections by the Conservatives. The prime minister’s comments came after Oliver Dowden resigned as Tory party co-chairman following the results. Mr Johnson has told reporters he promises to ‘listen’ to voters who are struggling with issues such as the living cost crisis. He said: ‘It’s absolutely true we’ve had some tough by-election results, they’ve been, I think, a reflection of a lot of things, but we’ve got to recognise voters are going through a tough time at the moment. ‘I think, as a Government, I’ve got to listen to what people are saying, in particular to the difficulties people are facing over the cost of living , which, I think, for most people is the number one issue. ‘We’re now facing pressures on the cost of living, we’re seeing spikes in fuel prices, energy costs, food costs – that’s hitting people.’ Last night, the Lib Dems took Tiverton and … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson says he will ‘listen to voters’ following humiliating by-election defeats