Conservative Party (UK)

UK Conservatives embarrass Labour Party by winning seat

Britain's governing Conservative Party dealt a humiliating blow Friday to the opposition Labour Party and its struggling leader Jeremy Corbyn by winning a parliamentary seat that had been in Labour's hands for decades.

Conservative Trudy Harrison won the seat in a special election in Copeland, a rural district in the far north of England that has long been a Labour stronghold.

It was the first time since 1982 that a governing party gained a seat in a special election, and Labour's defeat raises more questions about Corbyn's ability to strongly lead the party into a general election, expected in 2020.

The surprising victory brought Prime Minister Theresa May to...

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