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Blow for British PM Johnson after by-election defeat

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Britain's Boris Johnson lost his first major test as prime minister on Friday when his candidate lost to a pro-EU rival in a by-election that could narrow his parliamentary majority to one.

[LLANELWEDD, United Kingdom] Britain's Boris Johnson lost his first major test as prime minister on Friday when his candidate lost to a pro-EU rival in a by-election that could narrow his parliamentary majority to one.

Official results showed the European-supporting Liberal Democrats' candidate Jane Dodd defeating Chris Davies from Johnson's ruling Conservative party by 13,826 to 12,401 votes.

AFP

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