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Two electoral defeats anticipate the debacle of the conservatives in the United Kingdom

Wellingborough, a town of 56,000 people north of London, has been an electoral barometer for years. The county, with more rural areas, a post-industrial economy and increasing poverty, was hotly contested between the Conservatives and Labor for decades, but the tories They had won it since 2005 and already considered it a “safe” seat. Brexit won here in 2016 with 62% of the votes. This Thursday, the Conservative Party lost the seat after falling more than 28 points.

Since 1994, there has not been a record of such a large victory for the Labor Party in a special election, which is held due to the resignation or death of the deputy. The elections were called by a popular request after the scandal of the parliamentarian who occupied the seat, Peter Bone, who, according to an official investigation, harassed a man on his team, attacked him and showed him his genitals. In these elections, Bone’s partner, Helen Harrison, elected by the local party, stood in her place.

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