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Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 December

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?

Boris Johnson this week received another shattering blow to his premiership after the loss of the ultra-safe North Shropshire seat to the Liberal Democrats.

The West Midlands constituents chose Lib Dem candidate Helen Morgan as their new MP in a shock win that saw North Shropshire elect its first non-Conservative MP in almost 200 years. 

Morgan won the rural constituency in a by-election that was triggered by Conservative MP Owen Paterson resigning from his post following a parliamentary lobbying scandal. At the last general election, the former minister won almost 63% of the vote in the historically safe seat, beating second-placed Labour by nearly 23,000 votes.

The loss could spell serious trouble for the prime minister, who has said that he takes “personal responsibility” for the “very disappointing results”. 

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