Elections can be rough and the dichotomy of frenzy results even worse. Something of this happened in England where the Conservatives on Thursday suffered two heavy defeats, but narrowly held on to former PM Boris Johnson's old Uxbridge seat, after a night of three dramatic by-election results.
Three by-elections are taking place this Thursday in England with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s ruling Conservatives bracing for defeat in all three as Britain’s economic difficulties bite.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says his party is on track to win the next general election after the Tories were hammered in local polls across England, reports BBC. The Tories have lost 48 councils and more than 1,000 councilors, exceeding their worst predictions.
The Labour Party Conference has voted for a manifesto commitment to proportional representation for general elections. This is described as a massive moment for democracy in the UK. Now all major parties, bar the Conservatives, are united on the need for electoral reform and committed to delivering a fair electoral system where every vote counts.
The round of United Kingdom political parties conferences has commenced and this week at Liverpool was Labour week, with the Falkland Islands government presence larger than normal, to mark this year the 40th anniversary of the war and Liberation.
With most local votes now counted across England, it appears that Labour have achieved their best overall win in ten plus years, points out Politco.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Wednesday refused to resign despite calls from the opposition that such a move was necessary after scandals hit 10 Downing Street.
More than half a million people have signed a petition to have former UK prime minister Sir Tony Blair's knighthood “rescinded”. Sir Tony was appointed by the Queen a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the oldest and most senior British Order of Chivalry.
The Falkland Islands have a stand at the Labour conference in Brighton which took off on Saturday and will extend until Wednesday 29 September. Official hosts of the stand are MLA Stacey Bragger and the Falklands Representative to the UK and Europe, Richard Hyslop...plus Rex the Rockie penguin.
Sadiq Khan, the son of a Pakistani bus driver and the first Muslim mayor of London since being elected in 2016, has been chosen for yet another term in office by defeating Conservative rival Shaun Bailey, it was announced Saturday after vote counting was complete.