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Boris Johnson under more pressure as Conservative Party chairman resigns

Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has had further pressure put on him after two by-election defeats and a high-profile resignation.

His Conservative Party suffered a historic collapse in its vote, losing seats to the Liberal Democrats and Labour.

The defeats prompted Conservatives’ Chairman Oliver Dowden to resign – saying the party’s supporters were “distressed and disappointed by recent events” and he was as well.

“We cannot carry on as business as usual, somebody must take responsibility and I have concluded that, in these circumstances, it would not be right for me to remain in office,” he wrote.

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