GB News guest predicts Boris Johnson will resign in 2022
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Boris Johnson, 57, enters 2022 with a new opinion poll suggesting the Conservative Party could lose up to 100 Tory seats. If emulated at the ballot box, Sir Keir Starmer, 59, would be left on the cusp of entering No10 as Britain’s first Labour Prime Minister since Gordon Brown, 70, lost the top job in 2010.
The Deltapoll survey found support for the Labour Party was holding firm at 40 percent.
Mr Johnson’s Tories were five points behind on 35 percent.
However, the Conservatives appear to have fallen even further behind in the Red Wall seats they won in the 2019 general election as the opinion poll indicated the Labour Party have opened up a 16 point lead in the Red Wall.
Some 49 percent of respondents suggested they would support Starmer’s party.
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Whereas, just 33 percent said they would back Boris.
The Conservatives made 57 gains when Mr Johnson pledged to ‘Get Brexit Done’, including in many seats which have never voted Tory.
The Conservatives added to their Commons contingent with victory in Hartlepool, a constituency which had voted Labour in all but one electoral contest since the Second World War, during the seat’s by-election contest back in May 2021.
However, support for the party has since collapsed.
The Conservatives were defeated by the Liberal Democrats in the once-safe seats of Chesham & Amersham and North Shropshire.
The poll, conducted for the Mail on Sunday, also found Starmer was ahead as the “best Prime Minister” amongst Red Wall voters with 38 percent compared to 33 percent for Mr Johnson.
Disaffection with the Prime Minister has also taken its toll on Tories in Parliament.
Internal party problems proved problematic for the Prime Minister in the build-up to Christmas after Mr Johnson faced a backbench rebellion on Covid regulations and Lord David Frost, 56, resigned as the UK’s Brexit Minister.
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Reports also suggest as many as a dozen Conservative MPs have lost faith in Mr Johnson and have handed letters of no confidence to chairman of the 1922 Committee Sir Graham Brady, 54.
The Mail Online reports the Prime Minister will attempt to salvage his premiership with a “reboot” of his Government in January, this is said to include a shake-up of Number 10 and the launch of Mr Johnson’s “levelling-up agenda”.
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