Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Conservatives fear losing 600 seats in British local elections


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

Conservative MPs fear the loss of between 500 and 600 seats in local councils following the chaos in the break-up of the European Union (Brexit).

Conservative deputies fear retaliation by the party’s leader and Prime Minister Teresa May in the country’s largest local elections since 2015, Reuters reported.

The vote will begin Sunday in 259 municipalities across England and Northern Ireland, where 8804 members will be elected.

Conservative MPs expressed their fear of a severe defeat as a result of angry retaliation – both supporters of exit and survival camps in the European Union  of the performance of the conservative government led by May in the Brexit.

Some members of the government are predicting the loss of more than 1,000 seats in local councils.

In the 1995 election, the Conservative Party led by then-prime minister John Major lost more than 2,000 complexities in local councils in a severe defeat.

Read also: Conservative MP Nigel Evans calls on Teresa May to resign

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