Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton byelections: even Boris Johnson loyalists will now be worried for the next election

The scale of in Tiverton and Honiton in south-west England and Wakefield in the north of England might have Conservative rebels wishing they had waited a few weeks to hold a no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson. For the 148 MPs who voted against him, these results might have swayed just enough of their colleagues to … Read more

Tiverton & Honiton and Wakefield by-elections: how the results compare

The Conservatives’ defeat at the polls in Tiverton & Honiton and Wakefield is the first time in more than 30 years that a government has lost two by-elections on the same day. The previous occasion was on November 7 1991, when the Conservative government of John Major lost the seat of Langbaurgh in Cleveland to … Read more

London Politics latest LIVE: Tories lose Tiverton and Honiton, Wakefield by-elections as Oliver Dowden resigns as chairm

’s leadership of the Tory party suffered a double blow on Friday as voters rejected the Conservatives in two crunch by-elections, leading to the resignation of party chairman . In Tiverton and Honiton the Liberal Democrats overturned a 24,000 Tory majority to win, while Labour reclaimed . The contests, triggered by the resignation of disgraced … Read more