Boris Johnson admits ‘tough night’ for Tories as party loses hundreds of seats

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      The Prime Minister admitted it had been a “tough night” at the local elections as the Conservatives lost more than 300 councillors across the UK and saw London strongholds Westminster, Wandsworth and Barnet fall to Labour.

      The prime minister said he took full responsibility for the results as Sir Keir Starmer’s party prevailed in a series of areas long held by the Tories in the capital.

      But the Tories managed to capture Harrow from Labour – which suffered a big blow as Lutfur Rahman dramatically won the mayoral race in Tower Hamlets.

      Reacting to the results during a visit to a school in his Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency, Mr Johnson told reporters: “It is mid-term. It’s certainly a mixed set of results.

      https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/london-uk-local-elections-2022-latest-news-results-tories-labour-boris-johnson-b998046.html

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