Oliver Dowden resigns as Conservative party chair after byelection losses

The Guardian says OLIVER DOWDEN has resigned as Conservative chair after the party’s disastrous double byelection losses in Wakefield and in Tiverton and Honiton, saying someone “must take responsibility” for a recent run of poor results.

Oliver Dowden resigns as Conservative party chair after byelection losses

The Guardian says OLIVER DOWDEN has resigned as Conservative chair after the party’s disastrous double byelection losses in Wakefield and in Tiverton and Honiton, saying someone “must take responsibility” for a recent run of poor results.

The Tory MP’s resignation letter, also sent in a tweet, comes after the party lost two seats it had held in a single night. Labour took Wakefield and the Liberal Democrats overturned a 24,000-plus majority to snatch Tiverton and Honiton.

“Yesterday’s parliamentary byelections are the latest in a run of very poor results for our party,” Dowden wrote in a letter to Boris Johnson. “Our supporters are distressed and disappointed by recent events, and I share their feelings.

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https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jun/24/oliver-dowden-resigns-as-conservative-party-chair-in-wake-of-byelection-losses

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