British Conservatives win the Labor stronghold

The Hartlepool circuit in northeast England has long been considered a Social Democratic Workers’ Party stronghold. Now the Conservatives have won the election. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pleased.

In the elections in Great Britain The Conservatives scored their first significant victory: In Hartlepool in northeast England, traditionally dominated by the left-wing Labor Party, Jill Mortimer was the first Conservative candidate to win a parliamentary term, according to Friday’s official election results.

Mortimer received 15,529 votes, nearly twice as much as his Labor counterpart Paul Williams (8,589). The outcome of the regional elections in Great Britain is decisive for the future of Great Britain ScotlandThe results are expected on Saturday.

“historical event”

“It’s a truly historic result and an important day,” said newly elected Representative Mortimer. Labor has long taken its constituency victory for granted.

The entire region has long been considered a Labor stronghold. The former lawmaker resigned after the sexual assault allegations. Both parties knew of the special importance of these by-elections, the prime minister Boris Johnson He personally campaigned in Hartlepool on Monday.

Hartlepool in Northeast England: In front of the building where the votes were counted, a nine-meter-tall inflatable figure of Boris Johnson was placed.  (Source: dpa / Owen Humphreys / PA Wire)Hartlepool in Northeast England: In front of the building where the votes were counted, a nine-meter-tall inflatable figure of Boris Johnson was placed. (Source: Owen Humphries / PA Wire / dpa)

Accordingly, Johnson described the results of the regional elections in Great Britain thus far as “very encouraging”. Johnson said in the West Midlands on Friday that they have shown his administration is focused on people’s priorities and getting out of the pandemic as quickly as possible.

Pressure on opposition leaders is increasing

But the result will increase the pressure on opposition leader Keir Starmer. When he was elected party president a year ago, he had promised to rebuild the Labor Party and restore contact with traditional voters.

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“We cannot hide the fact that this is an amazing result for Labor,” Labor MP Steve Reid told the BBC. It shows that the party has not changed fast enough.

A crucial regional choice for Scotland

However, the focus of attention after Thursday’s elections in Great Britain is the Scots, whose independence supporters around Prime Minister Nicolas Sturgeon hope for a clear victory. This way you want to move forward with a new referendum on independence.

Sturgeon said that if their Scottish National Party and its allies won a majority in Parliament, Johnson would have “no more moral justification” to stand in the way of a new referendum.

No clear trend can be seen in Scotland yet

After counting the votes in two of the 73 constituencies, there was no clear trend here early Friday afternoon. The Liberal Democrats were able to secure their mandate in the Orkney Islands, and the SNP asserted itself in a constituency in Aberdeen.

While the final result is not expected until Saturday, results in some contested constituencies could actually give an indication on Friday of whether Prime Minister Nicolas Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party achieved an outright majority.


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