Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, pictured Friday, celebrated his party’s victory in a local election. Johnson’s Conservatives fared well in local and regional elections.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he leaves Jacksons Wharf pub in Hartlepool, northeast England on May 7, 2021 during a visit following the Conservative Party by-election victory in the constituency. – Prime Minister Boris Johnson on May 7 welcomed early election results in Britain’s first major vote since Brexit and the pandemic, including a stunning by-election victory for his Conservative party in the opposition Labour stronghold of Hartlepool in northeast England. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)