‘People are just desperate’: how London turned on the Tories

Voters in the flagship Conservative boroughs of Westminster and Wandsworth reveal why they booted out the blues

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“It’s a disaster,” says Tony Field, after Labour won control of Westminster city council for the first time since its creation in 1964. “Council tax will soar under Labour. I’m sure of it.”

Picking up his copy of the Daily Mail, Field, a retired railway worker, says Boris Johnson has had a “bad patch” but adds: “He’s started to regain his touch. I don’t think Boris has done anything wrong. What’s the matter with having a drink when you’re the prime minister. Starmer did it as well.”

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