UK: Conservatives take big losses in local elections

Source: Hindustan Times [India]

“British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party lost control of traditional strongholds in London and suffered losses elsewhere in local elections, early results on Friday showed, as voters punished his government over a raft of scandals. Johnson’s party was ousted in Wandsworth, a low-tax Conservative stronghold since 1978, part of a trend in the British capital where voters used the elections to express anger over a cost-of-living crisis and fines imposed on the prime minister for breaking his own COVID-19 lockdown rules. … Early results showed the Conservative Party had lost 92 council seats. The main opposition Labour Party had gained 23 seat and the Liberal Democrats 42 seats.” (05/06/22)

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/uk-pm-johnson-suffers-heavy-losses-in-london-in-local-elections-101651818546844.html