Could Rishi Sunak be about to face a fourth by-election?

An upcoming standards committee report could set the stage for yet another contest, Jon Stone writes

Sunday 02 July 2023 19:03 BST
Prime minister Rishi Sunak could have yet another headache
Prime minister Rishi Sunak could have yet another headache (PA)

Rishi Sunak is already facing three by-elections because of resignations from among his MPs – but could he be on the way to a fourth – or even fifth?

One of the three contests now in motion was triggered by Boris Johnson quitting his Uxbridge and West Ruislip seat ahead of a standards committee report into his conduct during Partygate.

A second was put on the cards after ally Nigel Adams followed him out of the door, and the third confirmed by the resignation of MP David Warburton over sexual harassment allegations.

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