‘Tough’ losses for Tories at local elections, says Boris Johnson

by 24britishtvMay 6, 2022, 12:50 p.m. 13
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The UK prime minister says results have been mixed for the Conservative party, but said that in some places Tories had 'remarkable gains'. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Asked why he was not backing a windfall tax on energy companies, Johnson said he had spoken to the bosses of Shell and BP about this. He said he needed them to invest massively in green energy, to guarantee secure supply. Some local Conservative leaders have urged the prime minister to consider his position, after losing flagship London councils to Labour and council seats across the south of England to the Lib Dems, with several blaming Partygate and the cost of living crisis Local elections: live coverage ► https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2022/may/05/local-elections-2022-conservatives-labour-boris-johnson-keir-starmer-england-wales-scotland-northern-ireland-live-updates Full results as they come in ► https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2022/may/05/elections-2022-results-live-local-council-england-scotland-wales The Guardian publishes independent journalism, made possible by supporters. Contribute to The Guardian today ► https://bit.ly/3uhA7zg Sign up to the Guardian's free new daily newsletter, First Edition ► http://theguardian.com/first-edition Website ► https://www.theguardian.com Facebook ►https://www.facebook.com/theguardian Twitter ► https://twitter.com/guardian Instagram ► https://instagram/guardian #BorisJohnson #LocalElections #Election2022 #UK #Politics

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