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According to preliminary results, the Conservative Party lost 53 local council seats in local elections in the UK. This election, the final results of which are expected on Friday, is a test for Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The first results of the local elections which took place on Thursday, May 5, in the United Kingdom appear as a sanction for the Conservative Party. According to them, he lost 53 seats in local councils. Labor won one seat and the Liberal Democrats won 27.
“These results confirm that the Conservative Party has suffered some kind of rejection from the electorate,” said John Curtice, a professor of politics at the University of Strathclyde.
The final results, expected later on Friday, will represent a snapshot of British public opinion, the most important since the Conservative Party won an overwhelming majority in the 2019 general election.
The local council election is the first poll in the UK since the litany of revelations about parties being held at 10 Downing Street, the residence of the head of government, during lockdowns linked to the coronavirus outbreak.
The vote covers nearly 7,000 local councilor seats across the UK. It will determine the composition of 140 local government authorities, which manage public services on a daily basis.