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Conservatives Lose Key District in Major Blow to Boris Johnson

  • It’s the first time Tiverton and Honiton has not voted Tory
  • Result will raise fresh questions about Johnson’s leadership
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UK Conservatives Suffer Double Election Defeat

Boris Johnson suffered a major upset as his Conservative Party lost a key Parliament seat in southwest England, raising fresh questions about his leadership and faltering popularity in traditional Tory heartlands.

The Liberal Democrats, typically regarded as the third party of English politics, overturned a huge Conservative majority to take Tiverton and Honiton, a rural constituency held by the Tories since its creation in 1997.