London politics latest: Nadhim Zahawi insists ‘our voters stayed home’ after disastrous by-election results

London politics latest: Nadhim Zahawi insists ‘our voters stayed home’ after disastrous by-election results

N adhim Zahawi has claimed Conservative voters staying at home after Tories suffered two defeats in the by-elections on Friday. After losing Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton, the Education Secretary said the party must now focus on giving voters a “reason to come back at the next election” and said the Government will be judged … Read more

UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double blow as voters rejected his Conservative Party in two special parliamentary elections dominated by questions about his leadership and ethics. He was further wounded when the party’s chairman quit after the results came out early Friday, saying Conservatives “cannot carry on with business as … Read more

Double blow for UK’s Boris Johnson as he loses two key by-elections

Double blow for UK’s Boris Johnson as he loses two key by-elections

Campaign posters in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, ahead of a key by-election triggered after Conservative MP Imran Ahmed Khan was convicted of sexually assaulting a minor. Daniel Harvey Gonzalez/In Pictures via Getty Images LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suffered a double blow at the ballot box as his party lost two key parliamentary … Read more

Prime Minister’s allies braced for no confidence vote to be announced

Prime Minister’s allies braced for no confidence vote to be announced

A confidence vote in the Prime Minister could be announced this week as allies of Boris Johnson appeared braced for a test of his leadership. A minister admitted the Conservative Party “may well” hold a vote on whether to keep Mr Johnson as leader, but backed him to “face down” the rebels calling for him … Read more

Bishop calls on Johnson to stand down over lockdown party ‘lies’

Bishop calls on Johnson to stand down over lockdown party ‘lies’

A Church of England bishop has joined calls for Boris Johnson to resign, saying he “obviously” lied over lockdown parties in Downing Street. The Rt Rev Dr Alan Wilson, the Bishop of Buckingham, said the Prime Minister’s claims he did not realise what was going on were “nonsense” and that the country needed a leader … Read more