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Another setback for Sunak and the Conservative Party in Britain

# Britain’s ruling Conservative Party lost two more parliamentary seats to the Labour Party in by-elections. This deals an ominous new blow to embattled prime minister Rishi Sunak ahead of a national vote. The losses capped a dire week for the UK leader, struggling to revive support for his beleaguered party, as official data shows Britain is in recession after economic contraction for two successive quarters. The Conservatives, in power since 2010, are widely expected to lose the general election that Sunak has said he would call in the second half of the year.