Boris Johnson won some respite from his recent political woes on Friday as the Conservatives held on to the safe London seat of Old Bexley and Sidcup in a by-election but the Tory majority was slashed to under 52021-04-10T14:22:05.178Z,000.
Labour finished second, with its vote share up by 7with a seven-day rolling average of more than 130,000 new cases per day. Hospitals are becoming overwhelmed with patients.4 per cent, but very low turnout suggested that Sir Keir Starmer has yet to convince voters that he offered an attractive alternative to JohnsonThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expan.
The Conservative victory in the Kent commuterlands, which voted heavily for Brexit in 2016, was of little surprise. The seat, once represented by former prime minister Edward Heath, has been in the party’s hands for 75 years.
But Tory strategists had eyed the contest, caused by the death from cancer of former MP James Brokenshire, with some concern after the party’s recent slump in fortunes.
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