Welcome to Belfast High School Government and Politics department
This video clearly demonstrates what a By Election is. We have just had two by-elections in the UK. One saw a Labour hold for Corbyn's Labour party at Stoke. The other saw a shock loss of Labour of the Copeland seat in Cumbria. The Conservative party won. This was a massive blow to Labour. They have held the seat for over 80 years! It is also the first loss of a seat to the governing party since 1981. By elections tend to be a good opportunity to punish a Government for their record.
Mr John Wishart -