Boris Johnson Suffers Double By-Election Nightmare As Tories Lose Two Seats In Five Minutes

  Prime Minister Boris Johnson during his speech at Blackpool and The Fylde College in Blackpool, Lancashire where he announced new measures to potentially help millions onto the property ladder. Picture date: Thursday June 9, 2022. Boris Johnson has suffered a double by-election nightmare after the Tories lost two seats in just five minutes. First, Labour’s Simon Lightwood regained the Red Wall seat of Wakefield in west Yorkshire. Then, just moments later, it was confirmed that Lib Dem candidate Richard Foordhad pulled off a stunning result in Tiverton and Honiton, overturning a 24,000 Conservative majority. The results come less than three weeks after 148 of Johnson’s own MPs voted against  a motion of confidence in his leadership. In Wakefield, Labour overturned the Tories’ 3,358 majority to win by 4,925 votes - a swing of 12.7 per cent. And in Tiverton and Honiton, the Lib Dems won by 6,144 votes on an extraordinary 30 per cent swing away from the Tories. It is the first time a go .. Full story on huffingtonpost.co.uk 

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