A leaflet distributed by the Conservative Party said that while many were unable to vote for the party because of Boris Johnson, Camden’s Conservatives “listened” to the electorate’s fears. Boris Johnson resigned as leader of the Conservative Party on Thursday, days after a series of cabinet resignations in the party.

The pamphlet went on to say, “It took longer than we wanted, but MESSAGE RECEIVED. The Conservatives listened and Boris Johnson resigned.

“Now we are asking us to come back to us and give us another chance.

“It’s OK to vote Conservative again, starting today in Hampstead. Please vote for Alex Andrews.”

The vacant seat of Hampstead has returned to a Lib Dem candidate for the second time in a bitterly contested by-election.

Concert Linda Chung won the Hampstead Town by-election with 919 votes.

Conservative Alex Andrews came second with 620 on the day Boris Johnson announced he was standing down.

Labor leader Alexandra Sufit came third with 559 votes.

Patrick McGuinness of the Green Party got 104 votes, followed by independents Jonathan Livingstone (44) and Peter McGuinness (1).

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Boris Johnson openly admits that the cost of living crisis is the biggest domestic challenge facing his government.

Before he announced his resignation, he was scheduled to hold regular press conferences to highlight what the government was doing to help.

Now that won’t happen, Downing Street said.


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