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Tory Party humiliated in the by-elections and Boris will not step down and vows he will ‘listen to voters’

by LLB political Reporter
24th Jun 22 10:12 am

The Tory Party have had two huge loses as the Lib Dems took over Tiverton and Honiton whilst Labour regained control of Wakefield.

The Prime Minister said that voters are “going through a tough time” and has promised to “listen” to them as they are struggling with the cost of living.

Boris Johnson said, “It’s absolutely true we’ve had some tough by-election results, they’ve been, I think, a reflection of a lot of things, but we’ve got to recognise voters are going through a tough time at the moment.

“I think, as a Government, I’ve got to listen to what people are saying, in particular to the difficulties people are facing over the cost of living, which, I think, for most people is the number one issue.

“We’ve got to recognise there is more we’ve got to do and we certainly will, we will keep going addressing the concerns of people until we get through this patch.

“We’re now facing pressures on the cost of living, we’re seeing spikes in fuel prices, energy costs, food costs – that’s hitting people.”

Labour MP Simon Lightwood, who won the Wakefield by-election said, “I think people are absolutely tired of the lies and deceit we’ve seen from the Prime Minister and they’re demanding change and tonight is the demonstration of that.”

Lib Dem MP, Richard Foord, who took Tiverton and Honiton said in his speech called Johnson “to go, and go now,” he added, that his victory had “sent a shockwave through British politics.”

Speaking to Sky News, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey said, “I think the people of Tiverton and Honiton have spoken for the British people, and I think they have said loud and clear, Boris Johnson must go.

“They do see him as a lying law-breaker and they see him as someone who doesn’t have a plan for our country.”

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