By-election results latest: Boris Johnson braces for defeat as Wakefield and Tiverton results due

Robin Corden, 42, an account manager for a flooring company, had brought a banner to the Tiverton and Honiton by-election count reading: “The party’s over prime minister.” He told the Press Association: “I think the greased piglet that is our Prime Minister was very happy to have the vote of confidence before the two by-elections … Read more

Tories braced for trouble as votes counted in crunch by-elections

B oris Johnson faces the potential loss of two Tory seats as votes are counted in by-elections which could lead to further questions about his leadership. Ballots were cast in Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton after contests triggered by Conservative MPs resigning in disgrace. With Labour challenging in the red wall seat in West Yorkshire … Read more

A tale of two byelections

After the resignations in disgrace of two Conservative MPs, voters in the constituencies of Tiverton and Honiton and Wakefield will go to the polls on Thursday in byelections that could hold clues to the outcome of the next general election. Our political correspondent Peter Walker has been in Tiverton where, despite the Tories defending a … Read more