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Labor takes key London sprawl from ruling Conservatives in UK | Political news

The loss of Wandsworth for the first time in 44 years is adding pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Britain’s ruling Conservative Party has lost control of Wandsworth, a longtime London stronghold, for the first time in 44 years, adding to the pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Ravi Govindia, the borough’s outgoing Conservative leader, said local issues had “counted for nothing”.

“Other events have clouded the judgment of the people of Wandsworth – national events,” he told the BBC, the UK’s public service broadcaster.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Labor’s victory was a “fantastic achievement” for the people of Wandsworth.

Voters from many parts of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland headed to the polls on Thursday. office during lockdown.

The Tories had controlled Wandsworth Council since 1978.

London’s Evening Standard newspaper said the party also feared losing control of Westminster council after Labor won the three seats in Mayfair, Soho and Fitzrovia that make up the West End.