Helen Morgan Embarrasses Johnson With Her Win In Parliamentary Vote
In a sudden change of events, Boris Johnson has been given marching orders in the recent parliamentary voting cycle. Surprisingly, Liberal Democrats overthrew 23000 strong Tory majority.
Political analysts believe this is entirely because the majority isn’t in favor of the current PM at the moment. However, Boris Johnson said to the media that he is taking personal responsibility for the loss of a Conservative stronghold in an election defeat that showed public dismay over a litany of scandals and stepped-up pressure on the British prime minister from mutinous lawmakers.
The Conservative Party seems to have got a bad reputation under Boris Johnson. However, shockingly, the new winner came back as the centrist Liberal Democrat candidate, Helen Morgan. He has reportedly won the North Shropshire seat by nearly 6,000 votes, overturning the 23,000 strong vote count of the Conservative majority since 2019.
In her victory speech, she said, “Boris Johnson, the party is over.” Further, she said, “Your government, run on lies and bluster, will be held accountable. It will be scrutinized. It will be challenged and it can and will be defeated.”
The Conservatives had won every previous election for the mostly rural area of central England since the constituency was created in its current form in 1983. Conservative lawmakers have been dominant in the region for nearly 200 years.
Criticism against Johnson has been severe. But that is not deterred him to steer the criticism into the right direction- ‘constant litany of stuff about politics and politicians.’
He and his staff has been criticized on several fronts- including over reports his staff held parties last Christmas when the country was in a Covid-19 lockdown, but said people were fed up with hearing about “stuff that isn’t about … the things that we can do to make life better”.
Opinion polls speak otherwise. It says that Conservatives, who still have a large majority in parliament, falling behind their main rivals, the Labour Party, following an outcry over lawmakers’ second jobs, criticism of the way Johnson funded the lavish refurbishment of his flat, and a surge in Covid-19 cases. However, the party’s general consensus is that Johnson was still an asset and would lead the Conservatives at the next election, due in 2024.