Johnson’s Tories crushed in double UK parliamentary by-elections

UK Wakefield returns to Labor in defeat to Johnson’s Conservatives

Beleaguered British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered two crushing defeats in by-elections on Friday, including a seat previously occupied by his ruling Conservatives for more than a century, prompting the party chairman to resign.

The latest in a string of electoral defeats for the Tories over the past year led to the immediate resignation of party chairman Oliver Dowden.

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