British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservative party has lost its first by-election since he took office. Photo: EPA-EFE
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservative party has lost its first by-election since he took office. Photo: EPA-EFE
Britain

Blow to PM Sunak’s party as UK opposition wins special election and another minister stands down

  • Result is bad news for Conservatives hammered by scandal-plagued former PM Boris Johnson, followed by turmoil under short-term successor Liz Truss
  • Former finance minister Sajid Javid said he won’t be standing at the next election, and will quit at the nationwide poll due before January 2025 at the latest

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservative party has lost its first by-election since he took office. Photo: EPA-EFE
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservative party has lost its first by-election since he took office. Photo: EPA-EFE
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