United Kingdom: catastrophic elections for the Conservatives

United Kingdom: catastrophic elections for the Conservatives
United Kingdom: catastrophic elections for the Conservatives

Labor achieved great victories in local elections in the United Kingdom. But other small parties also benefited from the Conservatives’ losses.


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By Chloé Goudenhooft

Published on 05/05/2024 at 01:40
Reading time: 3 min

Lhe local elections in the UK were disastrous for the Conservatives. One of the most spectacular defeats was announced on Friday morning in Blackpool South, in the northwest of England. This by-election was added to the rest of the vote after the resignation of the local Conservative MP, Scott Benton. Labor Chris Webb won hands down: 58.9% of the votes, compared to 17.5% for the Conservatives. Worse, the candidate of Reform UK, the former Brexit Party, came in third place, with barely 117 votes less than the Tory candidate. A bad omen for the conservatives.



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