Skip to Content

Voters in two UK special elections deliver their verdict as gloom mounts for Sunak’s government

By JILL LAWLESS
Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — People in two districts of England are voting in special elections that could spell bad news for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. The Conservatives won the House of Commons seats of Kingswood and Wellingborough by large margins at the last national election. But after the sudden departure of the lawmakers in the two seats, the party faces the prospect of losing one or even both. That would give the Conservative government the unwanted record of suffering more by-election losses than any administration since the 1960s. It would deepen gloom among Conservatives, and add momentum to party rivals plotting against Sunak. Polls close Thursday at 10 p.m. (2200GMT), with results announced early Friday..

Article Topic Follows: AP National News

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content