Boris Johnson's Conservatives face test in special election

World / Politics Aug 2, 2019

Boris Johnson's Conservatives face test in special election

After a first week in office that saw him booed in Scotland and berated in Belfast, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was facing his first electoral test on Thursday — a special election that could see his Conservative government's working majority in Parliament cut ...

World / Politics May 3, 2019

Main U.K. parties take Brexit battering in local elections

Britain's governing Conservatives and the Labour main opposition took a drubbing Friday in English local elections as voters vented their frustration with the Brexit deadlock. Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives lost control of several local authorities and hundreds of seats but Labour failed to capitalize, ...