The first blow by Boris Johnson in the local elections that took place yesterday in the United Kingdom, the largest ever in the disqualified general election. After 57 years, his Conservative party snatched Hartlepool College (in the former “red wall” of northern England) from Labor, which had just gotten the blow, and elected Jill Mortimer to the House of Commons in the only secondary vote. As for the administrative offices, so far twelve of the 143 local councils have been allocated seats in English, while the outcome of the decisive vote is expected in Scotland and Wales and the Mayor of London by tomorrow.
Mortimer’s announcement is expected at any moment, but Shadow Transport Secretary Jim McMahon has already conceded defeat, which looms clearly and insulting in an area considered armored to the Labor Party for half a century. Meanwhile, local governors erected a large inflatable doll depicting Boris Johnson, as a sign of victory, in front of the Hartlepool election offices.
The first administrative results of some English local councils were also negative for the Labor Party, as at present more than a hundred seats of advisor have been allocated to the largest British opposition party and slightly less to the party of the Prime Minister: but with the first in decline and in the second place, as confirmed by the invasion of The Conservative Party of the Councils of Redditch, Nuniton and Badurth, in the Midlands, and of the Council of Harlow, in Essex, which was also stolen from the Labor Party underscoring heavy losses throughout the post-industrial Northeast. Another Labor source commented, “The electorate never believed in us again,” trying to at least partially shift responsibility for this initial negative scenario to the legacy of former radical leader Jeremy Corbyn (who left the scene after defeat to Labor. Politics end of 2019) The incumbent leader, the more moderate but gray Kerr Starmer, is instead acquitted.
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