Boris Johnson could lose seat in House of Commons, former minister tells GB News: ‘It’s not impossible’
Pressure on the Prime Minister continues to be ramped up following the resignations of Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid
Boris Johnson could lose his seat in the House of Commons, a former minister has told GB News.
Mr Johnson is under growing pressure after former Health Secretary Sajid Javid and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak both tendered their resignations last night.
It comes as the Government remains embroiled in a row over the handling of alleged misconduct from MP Chris Pincher.
Mr Pincher quit as Deputy Chief Whip last week following claims he groped two men at a private members’ club, but Mr Johnson was told about allegations about him as far back as 2019.
The Prime Minister could face further problems at the next elections, with former Home Office Minister Norman Baker believing that he could lose his seat in the Commons to Labour.
Speaking on GB News’ Breakfast with Eamonn and Isabel, Mr Baker said: “What’s happening in London particular is a big swing to the Labour Party.
“And Uxbridge now is clearly very marginal and on the Labour party’s radar to pick up potentially at the next election.
“So we could be faced with the situation where the Prime Minister loses his seat, it's not impossible.
“I don’t think the Prime Minister has ever lost his seat in my memory, but this is possibly going to happen here because 7,000 is not a great majority in London.
“And we saw a whole range of council seats move across to Labour at the last local elections.
“Of course, you can theoretically be Prime Minister without your seat in the House of Commons.
“Because you’re theoretically appointed by the Queen and the Prime Minister can come from the Commons or the Lords in legal terms.
“I think the last time we had a Prime Minister not in the Commons since Lord Salisbury in 1902 so it’s not a recent situation we’ve seen, but theoretically it's possible.”