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GB Information: Boris Johnson blasted as ‘vote loser’ after Tories bruising election defeat | UK | Information

Mr Johnson’s get together misplaced the Devon seat of Tiverton and Honiton to the Lib Dems, and Wakefield to Labour. The by-elections befell in opposition to a backdrop of public anger about Covid rule-breaking in Downing Road, together with considerations over rising prices and a squeeze on wages.

The Conservatives additionally suffered a loss in West Yorkshire the place Labour secured a 12.7% swing to regain the Wakefield constituency by 4,925 votes.

Chatting with GB Information, Mr Nelson claimed that the accountability of the present loss within the by-elections should be borne by Mr Johnson.

He mentioned: “It is vitally a lot Boris Johnson’s accountability and I feel the actual downside about these by-elections is that it’s not a lot now ‘Boris Johnson was fined for breaches of lockdown’, what we’re seeing now could be full lack of belief amongst the voters.

“And the place Tories as soon as noticed Boris Johnson as a vote winner, he’s now wanting like a vote loser.

As soon as he will get at that stage, they’re asking themselves ‘what’s the purpose of holding him?’”

On Friday, Mr Johnson admitted outcomes from two by-elections weren’t “sensible” however vowed to maintain going.

Mr Johnson mentioned he would “hear and study” and deal with “delivering for the folks of this nation”.

The 2 defeats prompted Conservative get together chair Oliver Dowden to stop saying: “We can not keep on with enterprise as traditional.”

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Different cupboard ministers have rallied around the PM, who’s at the moment in Rwanda attending a gathering of Commonwealth authorities leaders.

Taking questions at a press convention in Kigali, Mr Johnson mentioned Mr Dowden did a “lot of fine work” however added: “I genuinely, genuinely do not assume the way in which ahead is to deal with problems with character whether or not they’re mine or others.”



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