For the first time in decades, the Labor Conservative Party has pursued the mandate of a lower house in the north-east English city of Hartpool.
For the first time in decades, the Conservative Party of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stolen the House of Commons mandate from the Labor Party in the northeast English city of Hartlepool. In the by-election, conservative candidate Jill Mortimer received the most votes, as announced by the Election Commission on Friday morning. The result in the Labor Home country is considered a major success for conservatives, who continue to score there with their Brexit curriculum.
“This is a historic result,” said Tory vice president Amanda Milling in the first response. The defeat is a major setback for Labor leader Keir Starr, who has held the post for more than a year. The by-election does not have a direct effect on the balance of power in London as conservatives already have a comfortable majority in the House of Commons.
Hurtlepool was also in the hands of the opposition party in the historic Labor debacle in the December 2019 general election, with the Tories able to win dozens of red strongholds. The by-election became necessary as MP Mike Hill had to resign following allegations of sexual abuse.
Both Johnson and Starr traveled to the North Sea city with approximately 92,000 residents several times during the election campaign. It is also part of the heart of opponents of the European Union. In the 2016 Brexit referendum, around 70 percent of Hartlepull voters voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Johnson was a spokesman for opponents of the European Union and later pushed against domestic political resistance through Brexit as head of government.