The double defeat exposed the party’s vulnerabilities and was likely to revive talk of another no-confidence vote against the prime minister.
Scandals, economic pain and an uproar over lockdown parties have left Britain’s Conservatives at risk of losing both recent advances and old strongholds.
The Conservatives’ problems are much bigger than the prime minister.
Critics say the British leader’s hardened stances on Northern Ireland and immigration are cynical pandering to the pro-Brexit Tories he needs to stay in power.
Transport problems are just one symptom of the economic neglect that has long hobbled the region, where growth, employment and health care mostly lag far behind the south.
After narrowly winning a no-confidence vote on Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a long list of threats to his leadership.
The prime minister’s moment of reckoning has arrived at last.
More than 40 percent of lawmakers in Mr. Johnson’s own Conservative Party voted to remove him, a sign that he may struggle to remain prime minister.
In a speech to his fellow Conservatives, the prime minister warned against “pointless fratricidal debate.”
The same baffling mix of strengths and foibles that propelled Mr. Johnson’s rise have brought him low: rare political intuition, and breathtaking personal recklessness.
The Platinum Jubilee celebrations ended Sunday. Monday political and economic unease returns.
Out of power for 12 years, Britain’s Labour Party has made some gains, but its message hasn’t won back the rust belt regions that abandoned it in the last election.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, under pressure over a scathing report on lockdown parties in Downing Street and with his party trailing in opinion polls, unveiled an aid package Thursday.
The cash was part of a fund-raising blitz that helped propel Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party to victory in 2019. Records track $630,225 to a Russian bank account.
But the British leader appeared to have survived the storm — for now at least — as the head of the opposition Labour Party came under scrutiny for violating lockdown rules himself.
If Mr. Johnson does not go, and soon, it will be hard to avoid the conclusion that we have crossed a Rubicon from which it will be difficult to return.
The British prime minister is under fire for lockdown-breaking parties. But many voters are skeptical that the opposition can solve issues such as soaring prices.
Encouraging more women to run for office, critics say, is just one way to counter pervasive misogyny and sexual harassment in Parliament.
Though opposition politicians called him out, only one member of his own Conservative party called on him to resign.
Those unable to be with dying loved ones find no satisfaction or closure with the penalty Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces for breaking lockdown rules.
The support from the British prime minister’s party means he can likely ride out the immediate storm, but his troubles are not over, experts say.
Rishi Sunak was once considered a potential successor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Now he faces scrutiny over his wealthy wife’s tax status, and over holding an American green card while in office.
There was no indication of whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson was penalized, but the police decision puts a perilous political scandal back in the spotlight.
With most of the Western world uniting against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Britain is trying to plug loopholes for wealthy Russians to which it has long turned a blind eye.
Aides to Mr. Johnson say the British prime minister is shifting toward a strategy for living with Covid-19. Critics argue that the move is too soon, even as case numbers fall.
A day after Prince Andrew settled a sexual assault lawsuit, the police announced they were investigating a charity led by Prince Charles.
The British prime minister shuffles his team to tamp down a growing mutiny within his Conservative Party over his leadership.
This may be a British story, but the Conservatives’ decision on Johnson’s fate will resonate among many political parties across the democratic world.
Day after day, new developments add to the political crisis over boozy parties during lockdown, which threatens to bring down the prime minister.
Britain’s prime minister tried to steer attention away from a damning report on Downing Street parties, but his support continued to erode.
A long-awaited assessment on whether Downing Street flouted lockdown rules declared that there were “failures of leadership and judgment’’ by Mr. Johnson’s government.
Is this the end for the prime minister?
What England’s push to get back to business as usual says about the national character.
The request would mean that the senior civil servant Sue Gray’s report on her investigation into Downing Street parties is unlikely to lay out the most serious accusations in full.
The findings of an inquiry into the parties at Downing Street have yet to be made public. Information that may compromise a police investigation is currently being removed from the report.
The British prime minister is engulfed in a scandal over parties held at his home and office during lockdown. Could this spell the end of his premiership?
With a late-night announcement about Russian meddling in Ukraine, the U.K. signaled its intention to be a player in Europe’s security crisis — even as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is besieged by political scandals.
A key question is: Will the results of an inquiry over parties in Downing Street during lockdown push a fellow conservative to move against Prime Minister Boris Johnson?
The license fee on TV owners makes up three-quarters of the British broadcaster’s income and is guaranteed until 2027.
What might seem like an overblown reaction to a gathering in a garden — as opposed to, say, a violent insurrection — could well have historic repercussions.
Historically, one of the institutions has stabilized the other in rocky moments. With troubling accusations against Prince Andrew and Boris Johnson, that’s not an option now.
The British prime minister, on the defensive after a series of ethical lapses, said, “I know there are things we simply did not get right” about a gathering at 10 Downing Street during a lockdown in 2020.
The prime minister and his government are accused — yet again — of violating their own lockdown rules, undermining their credibility and attempts to pivot to other issues.
A raft of repressive legislation shows the prime minister’s true colors.
Two different leaders with differing approaches landed on a policy of coexisting with the virus. Analysts say they had little choice.
The adviser said it was “plainly unsatisfactory” that he was not told that Mr. Johnson had petitioned a prominent donor to arrange financing for the makeover of his apartment.
Liz Truss is taking charge of Brexit talks after the surprise resignation of David Frost. If she is successful, it could give her a significant political boost.
The Parthenon Marbles in London are likely the world’s most famous disputed museum items. Yet the British government says the sculptures’ fate isn’t its concern.
Britain’s health secretary said on Sunday he wouldn’t rule out more restrictions before Christmas, but the prime minister would most likely face sharp pushback from his own party.
The move puts new pressure on the prime minister, whose leadership has been called into question by a series of setbacks, including a new wave of Covid infections.