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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson Hon FRIBA (born 19 June 1964) is a British politician, writer, and former journalist serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson was Member of Parliament for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, Johnson identifies as a one-nation conservative.
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Boris Johnson says he will 'listen' to voters but 'keep going' after by-election defeats

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The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has said he will 'listen' to voters but 'keep going' after the Conservatives suffered two heavy by-election losses.

The defeats in Wakefield and in Tiverton and Honiton led to Oliver Dowden resigning as the Tory party co-chairman. The Lib Dems overturned a 24,000 Conservative majority to take Tiverton and Hointon and Labour regained the West Yorkshire constituency of Wakefield by 4,925 votes from the Tories.

Speaking as the Lib Dems called for him to be 'pushed out', Mr Johnson said the party would 'get through this patch'. Speaking to broadcasters in Kigali, Rwanda, the Prime Minister said: "It's absolutely true we've had some tough by-election results, they've been, I think, a reflection of a lot of things, but we've got to recognise voters are going through a tough time at the moment. "I think, as a Government, I've got to listen to what people are saying, in particular to the difficulties people are facing over the cost of living, which, I think, for most people is the number one issue.

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