From north to south, UK PM Johnson faces prospect of bruising by-election defeats

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By Alistair Smout and Andrew MacAskill TIVERTON/WAKEFIELD, England (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could this week lose two parliamentary seats that once illustrated his broad appeal, showing his declining popularity that could spur his party to try to find a way to oust him. His Conservative Party are contesting two by-elections on Thursday: one in Tiverton and Honiton, a deeply Conservative corner of Devon in southwest England, and another in the former industrial area of Wakefield in northern England, which voted for his party for the first time in 90 years in 2019. Defeat …

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