Some shock upsets from this week's U.K. general election

World / Politics Dec 13, 2019

Some shock upsets from this week's U.K. general election

The British election threw up some shock results Friday, including the ousting of the pro-European Liberal Democrat leader and the fall of a veteran Labour lawmaker known as the "Beast of Bolsover." With Prime Minister Boris Johnson winning a sweeping majority, areas that had voted ...

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, ...