Defiant Boris Johnson shrugs off ‘tough night’ of election losses but celebrates Red Wall triumph

by 24britishtvMay 6, 2022, 3 p.m. 14
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DEFIANT Boris Johnson today shrugged off a bruising set of local elections that saw Tory support melt away in London and the South. While admitting it had been a "tough night" at the polls, the bullish PM hailed victories in the Red Wall and vowed to fight on. Angry local Tories let rip at their embattled leader after Labour pulled off a major upset to capture Wandsworth and Westminster. Both had been flagship Conservative councils for the last half century and were cherished as the party's crown jewels in London. The Conservatives had lost 126 council seats by the time around half of the results had been declared by midday today. Labour had gained a modest 37, the Lib Dems had gained 58, and the Greens 23. Despite the totemic defeats in the capital Tory chiefs insisted they were not enduring the nationwide collapse they had feared. Continue reading Defiant Boris Johnson shrugs off ‘tough night’ of election losses but celebrates Red Wall triumph after Starmer flops https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18475830/local-elections-2022-boris-keir-red-wall-results/ The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139

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