On Friday, voters in 2 parliamentary elections dismissed the party of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, dealing a serious political defeat to the struggling leader.
In Selby and Ainsty, an area in the north of England wherein Sunak’s party had held a strong majority, the Conservatives suffered a defeat at the hands of the resurgent Labour Party.
The Liberal Democrats, a moderate party, gained Somerton and Frome, a 2nd seat.
Even though Labour dramatically increased its proportion of the vote, the Conservatives barely hold onto a 3rd seat in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, the district that former Prime Minister Boris Johnson represented till his retirement from the House of Parliament a few weeks ago.
Overall, the results imply that Sunak’s administration would likely lose the upcoming general election, which is scheduled for the coming year.