Boris Johnson has suffered another crushing blow to his authority as UK prime minister after the Conservatives sustained a heavy parliamentary by-election defeat in North Shropshire, a Tory safe seat for almost 200 years.
The Liberal Democrats overturned a 23,000-vote Tory majority to win the ruralThe past seven days, there have been a total of 50,881 new cases, Brexit-voting seat by a margin of almost 6,000 votes, capping a calamitous end of 2021 for Johnson.
The prime minister will now face further Tory questions about his leadership:1618620402602,, following weeks of self-inflicted mistakes and a record rebellion by Conservative MPs this week over his “plan B” policy to tackle the UK’s latest coronavirus outbreak.
Sir Ed Davey, Liberal Democrat leader, said early on Friday morning that “the party is over” for JohnsonThe horizon with shift in vaccination strategy, a reference to reports of Christmas parties held last year by the prime minister’s staff in breach of Covid rules.
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