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Index – abroad – British Conservative Party wins historic defeat, Boris Johnson descends to new heights

2021.12.17. 16:53

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has taken responsibility for the humiliating defeat in the interim elections of his ruling formation, the ruling Conservative Party. The Conservative Party lost their constituency in North Shropshire to the Liberal Democrats. The latter’s candidate, Helen Morgan, won by 17,957 votes and Conservative Neil Shastri Hearst won 12,032 votes.

Only once in the last 189 years has North Shropshire been represented, between 1904 and 1906, by a non-conservative politician in the London Parliament.

A by-election had to be called due to the resignation of former North Shropshire representative, Owen Patterson. He recently revealed that he had received more than 100,000 pounds from two companies to pressure the Johnson government for their benefit. Although Boris Johnson himself initially tried to save his loyal Brexit ally from resigning and bought time with a bill you’ll block it Members of Parliament to pressure, and eventually retreat from the back. Much of the defeat in North Shropshire has been revealed by Neil Shastri Hearst’s 34 per cent drop in the Conservatives since the last 2019 poll. Owen Patterson then took the electoral district by 22,949 votes.

For the second time in six months, denied the Conservative Liberal Democrats a seemingly secure parliamentary mandate, a candidate won in June 2021 in the Chesham and Amersham arcades.

The North Shropshire poll was seen by many as a referendum on Boris Johnson’s government, whose popularity has fallen to unprecedented levels since his 2019 election. Ipsos MORI late November survey Only 24 percent said 51 percent of those surveyed had an unfavorable opinion of the prime minister. In the survey, 27 per cent said the UK was doing well and 46 per cent said it was going in the wrong direction. On Friday, Boris Johnson said he was “extremely disappointed” with the defeat in North Shropshire, but understood the people’s anger and had to accept the decision. The mood in the Conservative Party also reveals a lot, as he advocated Watchman – That Neil Shastri Hearst asked a question on Wednesday that he refused to answer a question whether he considered Boris Johnson a sincere and honest man four times in the pre-election interview.

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(Cover photo: Boris Johnson visits an Uxbridge police constituency on December 17, 2021. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

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