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boris johnson

Wakefield By-Election: Will Voters Return To Labour Despite Doubts About Keir Starmer?

The Labour party represented Wakefield since 1931 until the Tories took the seat in the 2019 general election.This week, voters in Wakefield will go to the polls in yet another by-election triggered by political scandal.Imran Ahmad Khan, who became the first Tory to represent the city in nearly 90 years when he was elected in 2019, was forced to quit after he was sentenced to 18 months in prison for […]

today20 June 2022

boris johnson

Boris Johnson Is Not Literally ‘Chicken Kyiv’ Following Summit Snub, Says Tory MP

Jake Berry admitted Wakefield was going to be a "really difficult" by-election for the Tories.A Tory MP has defended Boris Johnson from accusations he travelled to Ukraine to avoid his own MPs, saying he is “not the living embodiment of chicken Kyiv”.Johnson raised eyebrows on Friday after swapping a key conference in Yorkshire for a surprise visit to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on Friday to meet president Volodymyr Zelensky.The […]

today19 June 2022

boris johnson

Your Essential Guide To Looming By-Elections In The North And South

Johnson, Starmer and Davey are facing big testsTwo by-elections, both triggered by scandals, are set to be held at opposite ends of England on June 23. The polls are being held on the sixth anniversary of the EU referendum and come at a time when British politics feels once again astonishingly uncertain. Voters in Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, will select a new MP after the former Conservative MP Imran Ahmad Khan resigned […]

today3 June 2022 2

boris johnson

Partygate: What Just Happened And What Next For Boris Johnson

The Sue Gray report has finally been published. So what just happened? And what now?It’s six months since the Daily Mirror first broke the partygate scandal. On December 1, 2021, the paper triggered a series of events that could still very well lead to Boris Johnson having to resign as prime minister.The Gray report was delivered to Downing Street at 10am on Wednesday. According to No.10, this is the first […]

today28 May 2022 1

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Labour Activists Stage Walkout As Party Chooses By-Election Candidate

Labour has chosen its candidate for the Wakefield by-electionLabour activists staged a walkout as the party chose its candidate for a crunch by-election.Simon Lightwood was picked to stand in Wakefield following a controversial selection process.The by-election is taking place after the previous Tory MP, Imran Ahmad Khan, resigned after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage boy.HuffPost UK revealed last week that Keir Starmer’s office had blocked the deputy […]

today15 May 2022


Exclusive: Labour Accused Of Blocking Corbyn Supporter From Crunch By-Election

Keir Starmer spent the last day of his local election campaign in Wakefield. Winning the seat back from the Tories will be a key test for the Labour leader.Keir Starmer’s office has been accused of blocking a pro-Jeremy Corbyn councillor from becoming Labour’s candidate in the Wakefield by-election, reigniting divisions in the party.Wakefield deputy council leader Jack Hemingway was one of a number of candidates vying to become the city’s […]

today12 May 2022