Boris Johnson's Tories punished in London

“London Has Fallen”, storm The Sun. Following the May 5 local elections, “Boris [Johnson] lost Wandsworth and Westminster to Labor for the first time in half a century”, plagues the conservative tabloid, close to the ruling party. To the two borough councils in the center of the capital, posh bastions of the Tories, is added that of Barnet, in North West London, also won by Labour. “To say that Wandsworth was Margaret Thatcher’s favorite advice”sighs the daily.

This election, organized in a third of the local authorities (county, district, boroughs) of Great Britain, confirmed as expected the difficulties of the Prime Minister on the internal scene. In the south of England, the country’s wealthiest region, the Tories also lost ground – to the benefit of the Liberal Democrats this time. In Scotland, meanwhile, the Conservatives find themselves relegated to third place, behind the Nationalists and Labour. “Local Conservative Party officials blame their leader for this poor performance, highlighted The Guardian. They cite in particular the crisis in the cost of living

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