UK by-elections pose fresh threat to Boris Johnson

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs his official residence at 10 Downing Street. – EPA pic, June 23, 2022.

VOTERS head to the polls today in two closely watched UK by-elections that risk renewing pressure on beleaguered Prime Minister Boris Johnson following months of scandals and setbacks.

His ruling Conservatives are tipped to lose both contests, for the parliamentary seats of Tiverton and Honiton in southwest England, and Wakefield in the north, after both Tory MPs resigned in disgrace.

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