story of two by-elections

After the resignation of two Conservative MPs, there was a stir among the voters of these areas. Tiverton and Honiton And wakefield Voting in the by-elections will be held on Thursday, which may give clues about the outcome of the next general election.

our political correspondent peter walker Tiverton, where the Liberal Democrats hope to snatch the seat, despite defending an overwhelming majority of the Tories. he says Hannah Moore That voters are increasingly fed up with Boris Johnson and may be in a mood to punish him.

Meanwhile in Wakefield it is Labor’s hope that he will take a seat once again before the collapse of his ‘Red Wall’ northern heartland. but as Helen Piddo According to the reports, there is no special love for the party leader Keir Starmer. A visit to Johnson last week was canceled at late notice, and many voters are grappling with a sharp rise in the cost of living. But despite favorable conditions for Labor gains, the party is not taking victory lightly.

Photograph: Ben Birchall / PA

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