Residents of England, Scotland and Wales voted in local and regional elections on Thursday, and citizens of Northern Ireland elected members of local parliament. British media have indicated that this election could significantly affect the future of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. According to Reuters, the first reports from the electoral commissions are not optimistic about Johnson.

“The Conservative Party led by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost control of traditional strongholds in London,” the agency said. As he added, the Conservatives suffered losses in other areas as well, and voters “punished” the Johnson government for a series of scandals. These are the events organized by the British Prime Minister at the height of the pandemic, while breaking the restrictions that he himself introduced.

Reuters reported that the opposition Labor Party won for the first time in Westminster Council, the district of London where most government institutions are located. Additionally, the Conservatives have lost control of Barnet County, which they have ruled almost continuously since 1964. They have lost elections there only twice. Fantastic result, very impressive. Believe me, this is a huge turning point for us,” Labor leader Keir Starmer told his supporters in London.

While the Conservatives took losses in London, support for the party remained similar in central and northern England, which also backed leaving the European Union in 2016. Reuters notes that “the loss of a major house in London will increase pressure on Johnson, who has been fighting for his political survival for months.”

Insurance events. The Prime Minister of Great Britain will be punished

British police are investigating alleged violations of Covid restrictions at events in Whitehall and Downing Street in 2020 and 2021. Officers are investigating the circumstances of dozens or so events during which the restrictions may have been violated and, as the BBC reported, Prime Minister Boris could have Johnson committed in at least three cases.

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On Tuesday, April 12, the BBC reported that Metropolitan Police officers had imposed another 30 fines for breaking the rules at the mentioned events. In March, 20 states were enforced. Police did not disclose details of who was fined or for what incidents the restrictions had been violated. The officers confirmed that they are doing their best to expedite the investigation and clarify this matter once and for all.

The BBC later said both the British Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, would be fined after a police investigation into “illegal entry into Downing Street during the Covid lockdown”. Spokespersons for Johnson and Snack spoke on the matter. They reported that both the British Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer had been notified of the fine, but at the same time they were not informed of what the mandate had been imposed on.

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