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Boris Johnson news dwell: Local elections not a referendum on PM, minister insists

Neil Parish resigns after admitting to watching pornography within the Commons

A Tory minister has insisted that upcoming native elections will not be a referendum on the prime minister, regardless of his latest wonderful for breaking the regulation throughout lockdown.

International commerce secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan rejected the concept that Boris Johnson’s position can be at higher danger when the election outcomes are available.

Ms Trevelyan stated “sometime you do get a protest vote” however denied individuals would use their vote to protest in opposition to Partygate.

“There are some places where there are close fights … We’ll win some and we’ll lose some.”

When requested if the elections might be a referendum on the PM, she stated: “No. They aren’t all-out elections in most places.”

She stated the prime minister “continues to get on with the job, defending democracy and freedom in way that in Europe we haven’t seen for decade.”

Meanwhile, authorities proposals to dump housing affiliation properties have been branded “hare-brained” amid warnings they are going to worsen the scarcity of properties for greater than a million individuals on ready lists for inexpensive lodging.

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Tories on course for worst native election outcomes since Nineteen Nineties

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives are on course for his or her worst outcomes at native elections for the reason that Nineteen Nineties, a new survey exhibits.

Labour is ready to achieve greater than 800 seats whereas the Tories are set to lose virtually 550 seats, in accordance with a survey carried out by Electoral Calculus and Find Out Now.

The pollsters’ projected vote share – 39 per cent for Labour and 24 per cent for the Tories – can be the largest hole between the events at native elections for the reason that mid Nineteen Nineties, writes Adam Forrest.

Electoral Calculus and Find Out Now additionally says that if the projected outcomes are replicated this week, it might be first time since 1996 that Labour take greater than 3 times as many council seats because the Conservatives.

Martin Baxter, chief government of Electoral Calculus, which performed the survey with Find Out Now, stated: “The renewed partygate focus has made a poor situation for the Conservatives even worse by persuading even more Conservative supporters not to turn out at the local elections.

“The results could now be bad for Boris Johnson, especially if the Conservatives lose many hundreds of council seats and key flagship councils like Wandsworth or Westminster.”

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Move to overturn US abortion regulation ‘matter of great concern’, says UK commerce minister

The UK’s worldwide commerce secretary Anne Marie Trevelyan has described a leaked doc that the US Supreme Court could possibly be poised to overturn the Roe v Wade choice permitting legalised abortion nationwide as “a matter of great concern”.

“It’s a matter of great concern, I think, to all women in the US if this is a rowing back on a 50-year state of things, but we’ll have to wait and see whether it’s true of not,” she advised Sky News.

“That acceptance that women should have control over their bodies was something that set a standard for the rest of the world, and allowed women to be empowered in this very, very critical way.”

Ms Trevelyan added: “We’ll wait and see if this is a true document or not, but I think there will be a great deal of anxiety if that seems to be true.”

Maryam Zakir-Hussain3 May 2022 08:13

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Local elections not referendum on PM, says minister

International commerce secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan has rejected the concept that native election outcomes would put Boris Johnson’s position at higher danger.

Asked if the elections might be a referendum on the PM, she stated: “No. They aren’t all-out elections in most places.”

Ms Trevelyan stated “sometime you do get a protest vote” however denied individuals would use their vote to protest in opposition to Partygate.

“There are some places where there are close fights … We’ll win some and we’ll lose some.”

She stated the prime minister “continues to get on with the job, defending democracy and freedom in way that in Europe we haven’t seen for decade.”

Maryam Zakir-Hussain3 May 2022 07:50

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Tory MP says Conservatives will not see a referendum on the prime minister

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP has stated the Conservatives will not see a referendum on the prime minister, regardless of the latest controversy over Boris Johnson’s Partygate wonderful.

When questioned if her get together are getting ready to lose seats in Parliament, the Tory MP replied: “I would expect us to win some and lose some”.

Watch the total clip right here:

Maryam Zakir-Hussain3 May 2022 07:43

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ICYMI – Labour calls for solutions from Rishi Sunak on Russian presence of company through which spouse has £400m stake

Labour has written to Rishi Sunak demanding to know whether or not he or his household profit from the continued presence of a company in Russia through which his spouse holds a £400m stake.

Reports on Monday prompt that Indian-based IT big Infosys – based by the daddy of Mr Sunak’s spouse Akshata Murty – continues to be working in Moscow regardless of promising a month in the past it was leaving.

Shadow financial secretary Tulip Siddiq referred to as on the chancellor to make clear when the company’s Russian office might be shut down and whether or not he or any of his instant household are benefiting from its continued operation.

Our political editor Andrew Woodcock reviews:

Maryam Zakir-Hussain3 May 2022 07:30

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Asylum seekers in Calais not deterred from Channel crossings by UK’s Rwanda plans

Most asylum seekers in Calais are nonetheless hoping to make it to the UK regardless of plans that might see them despatched to Rwanda, in accordance with a new survey.

A charity polled these ready in migrant camps in northern France within the days for the reason that British authorities handed a regulation making it a felony offence to knowingly arrive with out permission.

Care4Calais discovered most had heard of the cope with Rwanda, which can see individuals who arrive “illegally” within the UK beneath new immigration guidelines despatched to the east African nation to use for asylum there as a substitute.

Three quarters of these polled stated the plans would not put them off making the Channel crossing, the charity stated.

My colleague Zoe Tidman reviews.

Maryam Zakir-Hussain3 May 2022 06:12

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Tory rift over name to seek out feminine candidate to interchange porn disgrace MP

Universities minister, Michelle Donelan, stated that female-only shortlists for parliamentary candidates are “demeaning” to girls.

Boris Johnson is going through calls from inside his personal get together to make sure that a girl is chosen to combat the by-election within the east Devon seat of Tiverton and Honiton triggered by Parish’s resignation after being caught watching pornography within the Commons chamber.

Namita Singh3 May 2022 05:13

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Labour question Rishi Sunak on Russian presence of company through which spouse £400m stake

Labour has written to Rishi Sunak demanding to know whether or not he or his household profit from the continued presence of a company in Russia through which his spouse holds a £400m stake.

Reports on Monday prompt that Indian-based IT big Infosys – based by the daddy of Mr Sunak’s spouse Akshata Murty – continues to be working in Moscow regardless of promising a month in the past it was leaving.

Shadow financial secretary Tulip Siddiq referred to as on the chancellor to make clear when the company’s Russian office might be shut down and whether or not he or any of his instant household are benefiting from its continued operation.

Our political editor Andrew Woodcock has the small print.

Namita Singh3 May 2022 04:54

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Johnson to evoke Churchill as he tells Ukrainian parliament that is nation’s ‘finest hour’

The prime minister would be the first western chief to deal with the Verkhovna Rada in Kyiv by video hyperlink, virtually two months after president Volodymyr Zelensky gave his personal message to the House of Commons.

Mr Johnson will say that the UK is “proud to be among Ukraine’s friends” and can announce a new £300m package deal of defensive army help, together with digital warfare equipment, a counter-battery radar system, GPS jamming tools and hundreds of night-vision units.

More about his deal with to Ukraine’s parliament on this report by Andrew Woodcock.

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Welcome again to The Independent’s liveblog the place we’re resuming the updates on UK Politics for 3 May 2022.

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