Starmer should have told Johnson to resign says Butler
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Pollsters at YouGov rubbed further salt in Tory wounds after their survey replicated what Brits told Survation and Redfield & Wilton. Number Cruncher founder Matt Singh suggested the three polls showed a clear shift to the Labour Party.
The election analyst wrote on Twitter: “Three voting intention polls conducted since the video leak have Labour leads of 4, 4 and 6 points. Clear move.”
Labour’s six-point Survation lead equals the party’s largest lead over the Conservative Party since Boris Johnson, 57, romped to victory in the 2019 general election.
But YouGov’s poll found support for the Conservative Party had fallen to its lowest level in 11 months on just 33 percent.
The opinion poll also indicated the Labour Party have established a four-point lead, with 37 percent of respondents putting faith in Sir Keir Starmer, 59, and his party.
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The news could send shockwaves to CCHQ as seat-by-seat calculators indicate some Tory bigwhigs could be ousted from the Commons based on YouGov’s projection.
Former Tory leader Iain Duncan-Smith, 67, could be toppled in Chingford & Woodford Green and Brexit champion Steve Baker, 50, faces a strong challenge from the Labour Party in the Buckinghamshire seat of Wycombe.
But Boris Johnson could also be among the Conservative casualties.
According to Electoral Calculus’ predictor, the Prime Minister could lose his seat of Uxbridge & South Ruislip if YouGov’s recent opinion poll was emulated at the ballot box.
However, one Conservative minister told the Times the party was “lucky” to be facing Mr Starmer.
“We’re lucky the Leader of the Opposition is absolutely useless,” they said.
The poll also comes as Mr Johnson faces pressure from inside his own party over his recent announcement England will move to ‘Plan B’ coronavirus restrictions.
More than 50 Conservative MPs are expected to vote against the Prime Minister’s plans for vaccine passports, with some suggestions the number of rebels could be closer to 100.
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Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham, 73, warned Mr Johnson could be forced to rely on the support of the Labour Party to push new rules through the Commons.
She said: “At the moment it looks, on this issue, he’s not got the support of the parliamentary party.”
Disaffection with Mr Johnson from inside Tory Party ranks has already led to reports a dozen or so MPs have submitted letters of no confidence to 1922 Committee leader Sir Graham Brady, 54.
However, YouGov’s poll did not point to a Liberal Democrat surge, with the party unchanged on nine percent.
Sir Ed Davey, 55, has been on the campaign trail in Whitchurch in a bid to land the Tories with yet another by-election blow in the upcoming vote in North Shropshire.
The Green Party have also fallen back slightly, down two points to seven percent.
Reform UK, who held onto their deposit when party leader Richard Tice, 57, stood in last week’s Old Bexley & Sidcup by-election, also remain unchanged on six percent.
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