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UK PM Johnson loses control of London strongholds in local elections

London (Reuters)-British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party lost control of traditional fortresses in London and suffered losses away in original choices, early results on Friday showed, as opposition parties capitalized on the government’s recent problems.

Johnson’s party was ousted in Wandsworth-a low- duty Reactionary fort since 1978, which had been one of the main opposition Labour Party’s main targets.
The Rightists also said they had lost control of the city of Barnet, which has been held by the party in all but two choices since 1964.
“This is a warning shot from Conservative choosers,” said Daniel Thomas, the Conservative leader of Barnet council.
The overall census due latterly on Friday will offer the most important shot at public opinion since Johnson won the Conservative Party’s biggest maturity further than 30 times in the 2019 general election.
The ballot is the first electoral test for Johnson since he came as the first British leader in living memory to have broken the law while in office. He was fined last month for attending a birthday gathering in his office in 2020, breaking social distancing rules also in place to check COVID’s spread.
Early results showed the Conservative Party had lost 92 council seats. The main opposition Labour Party had gained 23 seats and the Liberal Egalitarians 42 seats.
A poor set of results will increase pressure on Johnson, who has been fighting for his political survival for months and faces the possibility of further police forfeitures over his attendance at other lockdown-breaking gatherings.
The results will decide nearly council seats, including all those in London, Scotland, and Wales, and a third of the seats in the utmost of the rest of England.

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