A blow to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the Tory leader resigns following by-election losses

Prime Minister Boris Johnson loses triple blow in two big by-elections that resulted in the resignation of the partys chairman and one of his closest allies . Wakefield in the north of England was lost to the Opposition Labour Party, while Tiverton and Honiton in southern England were defeated by the Liberal Democrats overnight on Thursday .

LONDON (LONDON) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost a triple blow in two big by-elections that resulted in the resignation of the party's chairman and one of his closest allies, putting the embattled premiers leadership in a unique way.Wakefield in the north of England was lost to the Opposition Labour Party, while Tiverton and Honiton in southern England were defeated by the Liberal Democrats overnight on Thursday.In the aftermath of the partygate controversy of COVID law-breaching organizations under Johnson's watch at Downing Street, both polls were seen as a de facto referendum on the party's leadership and as the UK Prime Minister.We cannot continue with business as usual, party chairman Oliver Dowden wrote in his resignation letter, which is being read as a call to the rest of the Cabinet to join him in deposing the leader.

Someone must take responsibility, and I have come to the conclusion that it would not be beneficial for me to remain in office in the future.Dowden is the first Cabinet minister to step down amid growing Tory backbench dissatisfaction with Johnson's leadership, following the scathing conclusions of the partygate study last month, which prompted 148 Tory MPs to oppose the PM in a vote of no confidence earlier this month.The by-elections, Dowden said, were the new in a string of disappointing results.The Conservatives lost a landslide in Tiverton and Honiton, a historic majority reversal for the party.

Opposition Leader Sir Keir Starmer is being lauded for his return to Labour as a much-needed boost.Wakefield has demonstrated that the country has lost faith in the Tories.According to Starmer, this result is a clear reflection on a Conservative Party that has run out of energy and ideas.I think it shows that Labour is making real strides, rebuilding the red wall, and showing that the people are ready for a fresh start, according to Simon Lightwood, the newly elected Labour MP for Wakefield who resigned after former Pakistani-origin Tory MP Imran Ahmad Khans resigned in the aftermath of his conviction for sexual assault.

All of the Conservative MPs who support Boris Johnson should be up for a nap.Davey said they can't afford to ignore this result.Boris Johnson's lies and lawbreakers have stung the society, and it's time for Conservative MPs to do the right thing and sack him, he said.Tiverton and Honiton went to the polls because its sitting Tory MP, Neil Parish, resigned after admitting to watching pornography on his phone in the House of Commons chamber.