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Pressure mounts on Boris Johnson amid Tory backlash over byelection defeats – UK politics live

Prime minister says he will fight on as Tory grandees call for him to consider his position

  • Senior Tories urge Boris Johnson to quit
  • What the papers say about Tories’ byelection defeats
  • Boris Johnson’s rebels see opportunities
  • Analysis: a win for steady Starmer, but things could get shaky

While Boris Johnson was in Rwanda, having an early-morning swim in the luxurious pool of the conference hotel, his Tory critics were already planning another go at ousting him.

The backbench plotters had previously been despondent about the prospects of kicking Johnson out after he narrowly won a confidence vote of his MPs and the cabinet rallied round him.

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