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United Kingdom: first election loss for Boris Johnson

2019-08-02T07:57:29.376Z

The conservative party lost the seat of a constituency in Wales to a pro-European candidate, bringing the parliamentary majority of Boris Johnson to just one vote.


The conservative party lost the seat of a constituency in Wales to a pro-European candidate, bringing the parliamentary majority of Boris Johnson to just one vote.

New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered his first setback at the polls, bringing his narrow parliamentary majority to just one vote. The ruling Conservative party, headed by Boris Johnson last week, lost the seat of Brecon and Radnorshire, Wales, to a pro-European candidate, according to official results announced on Friday. . This defeat undermines the new government which has just announced the doubling of its annual budget devoted to the preparations for a Brexit without agreement, allocating them 2.1 billion additional pounds (2.3 billion euros).

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"My very first action as a Member of Parliament when I arrive in Westminster will be to find Boris Johnson wherever he is hiding and say loudly: 'Stop playing with the future of our communities and rule out a Brexit without agreement. ", said Jane Dodds after her victory. Thursday's by-election follows the dismissal of Conservative MP Chris Davies, triggered by voters as allowed in a proceeding introduced in 2015 by former Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron. Voters had punished Chris Davies following his conviction for false claims.

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Believing he made a mistake, Chris Davies showed up again. He was finally beaten by his rival Jane Dodd by 13,826 votes against 12,401. The Brexit party's candidate won 3,331 votes, while the Labor Party came in fourth with 1,680 votes. The Brecon and Radnorshire constituency voted 52% in favor of a divorce from the European Union in the Brexit referendum in 2016, of which Boris Johnson is one of the great artisans.

Source: europe1

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