Conservatives Lose 2 U.K. By-Elections, Adding to Pressure on Boris Johnson


LONDON — Britain’s governing Conservative Party lost two strategically important parliamentary seats in elections on Thursday, dealing a damaging blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and raising fresh doubts about his scandal-scarred leadership.

Voters in Wakefield, a faded industrial city in West Yorkshire, and in Tiverton and Honiton, a rural stretch of southwest England that is the party’s heartland, evicted the Conservative Party from seats that had come open after lawmakers were…



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