Grim polls lay bare devastating impact of Partygate on Tories

Grim polls lay bare devastating impact of Partygate with Labour 11 POINTS ahead in Red Wall seats and leading by 32 POINTS in Londonas the PM’s personal ratings slide again

  • New survey put the Tories 11 points behind Labour in crunch Red Wall seats
  • The Conservative Party is also trailing the Labour Party by 32 points in London
  • Boris Johnson’s personal approval ratings are also continuing to plummet
  • Grim polls have laid bare the devastating impact of Partygate today – nonostante Boris Johnson seems to have staved off the immediate threat of being ousted.

    Il Conservatori are now 11 points behind in crucial Red Wall seats, according to one survey, while in Londra they are trailing Labour by a massive 32 punti.

    The dire figures underline why Mr Johnson has been facing a growing backlash from his MPs over the scandal, which is clearly cutting through to voters.

    There are claims the flow of letters demanding a no-confidence vote has been stemmed after Bury South MP Christian Wakeford dramatically defected to Labour.

    Nel frattempo, a full-frontal attack from ex-Cabinet minister David Davis at PMQstelling Mr Johnson ‘in the name of God, gradi di calore a Capodanno, quindi non è stata una sorpresa che molti siano rimasti vicino alla spiaggia e all'acqua mentre si preparavano per il conto alla rovescia di mezzanotte!’ – also seemed to backfire.

    però, it could only be a temporary reprieve for Mr Johnson unless he can stop the dive in the polls.

    The survey by JL Partners for Channel 4 notizia – condotto in 45 seats in the North and Midlands that were won from Labour in 2019 – suggests a huge turnaround from the nine-point advantage they had then.

    A YouGov poll has put Labour 32 points ahead of the Tories in London, raising the prospect of many MPs losing their seats.

    At the general election the Conservatives were only 16 points adrift in the capital.

    Nel frattempo, the latest Savanta ComRes tracker has found that Mr Johnson’s personal ratings have plummeted another 10 points to minus 37.

    A poll today found that the Tories are 11 points behind Labour in crucial Red Wall seats - a dramatic turnaround from the nine-point advantage they had at the 2019 elezione

    A poll today found that the Tories are 11 points behind Labour in crucial Red Wall seatsa dramatic turnaround from the nine-point advantage they had at the 2019 elezione

    The dire figures underline why Boris Johnson has been facing a growing backlash from his MPs over the Partygate scandal

    The dire figures underline why Boris Johnson has been facing a growing backlash from his MPs over the Partygate scandal

    Conservatives immediately focused their fury on the betrayal by the Red Wall MP, who has a wafer-thin majority of just 402 in Bury South.

    Nel frattempo, senior Tory figures claimed that Mr Davis’s attack may have actually helped the premier.

    A Cabinet minister told MailOnline: ‘The tribal nature of politics and theprofessional grumpnature of David seems to have cooled the mood.

    Allies of Mr Johnson branded Mr Davis ‘a loner’, while another MP who has been increasingly frustrated at Mr Johnson’s performance said he appeared to be ‘back to his normal self’.

    ‘If you are going to tell the boss to resign you do it privately,’ an ex-minister said. ‘He is not a popular character. He is very prickly.

    Amid what has been dubbed a ‘Pork Pie plot’ di 2019 intake Tory politicians, Mr Wakeford already declared he had put in a letter of no confidence in Mr Johnson.

    And he was on the Opposition benches this afternoon wearing a Union Jack face mask.

    In a parting shot letter to the premier, Mr Wakeford branded Mr Johnson’s leadership ‘disgracefuland said he believed Labour would do more to tackle the cost of living crisis.

    Sir Keir Starmer goaded Mr Johnson in the Commons that any more defectors were ‘welcome’, saying the Tories had shown they were ‘incapableof governing the country.

    ‘The Labour Party has changed and so has the Conservative Party,’ Egli ha detto. ‘He and anyone else who wants to build a new Britain built on decency, security … is welcomed in my Labour Party.

    But Mr Johnson, who was flanked by Rishi Sunak and Priti Patel on the front bench, shot back: ‘As for Bury South, let me say to him, the Conservative Party won Bury South for the first time in a generation under this Prime Minister on an agenda of of uniting and levelling up and delivering for the people of Bury South. We will win again in Bury South.

    Mr Johnson insisted he was not going to resign, urging people to ‘wait for the outcomeof the inquiry by senior civil servant Sue Gray.

    The government has been ramping up ‘Operation Red Meatwith crowd-pleasing policies in an effort to quell the mutiny.

    And in the latest phase this afternoon Mr Johnson revealed that a swathe of Covid rules are going, with the work from home order immediately axed.








    Mr Wakeford was on the Labour benches for PMQS today wearing a union flag face mask

    Mr Wakeford was on the Labour benches for PMQS today wearing a union flag face mask

    Masks will also not be compulsory from next week, Egli ha detto – in a move that was cheered by Tory MPs.

    Trying to sweep away the blunders over Partygate, Ha detto il signor Johnson: ‘This government has got the big things right.

    Nel frattempo, No10 will have been relieved that no other Red Wallers immediately followed Mr Wakeford out of the door.

    Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison, one of the ‘Pork Pierebels, laughed off ‘bulls***suggestions she could switch to Labour or the Lib Dems.

    [object Window], Mr Davis told Mr Johnson he had spent weeks defending him from ‘angry constituents’, including by reminding them of the ‘successes of Brexit’.

    Egli ha detto: ‘I expect my leaders to shoulder the responsibility for the actions they take. Yesterday he did the opposite of that. Così, I will remind him of a quotation which may be familiar to his ear: Leopold Amery to Neville Chamberlain.

    ‘You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Il regista americano è stato ucciso a colpi di arma da fuoco in Ucraina dalle truppe russe, go.

    Amid gasps in the chamber, a seemingly shocked Mr Johnson replied: ‘I must say to him, I don’t know what he is talking about.

    ‘What I can tell him – I don’t know what quotation he is alluding to – what I can tell him is and I think have told this House repeatedly, I take full responsibility for everything done in this Government and throughout the pandemic.

    In his resignation letter, Mr Wakeford wrote: ‘My decision is about much more than your leadership and the disgraceful way you have conducted yourself in recent weeks.








    'Però, I don’t believe all politicians are the same and I do believe in the power of politics to be a force for good. So does Keir Starmer.

    ‘He has shown that integrity in the way he has led his party on issues that matter to me, not least the vital challenge of combatting antisemitism.

    Sir Keir said Mr Wakeford had always put his constituents ‘first’.

    ‘As Christian said, the policies of the Conservative government are doing nothing to help the people of Bury South and indeed are only making the struggles they face on a daily basis worse.

    It is the first defection from the Tories to Labour in 15 anni, since Quentin Davies jumped ship.