Boris Johnson will be Prime Minister WITHIN A YEAR predicts Nadine Dorries

The former culture secretary has been a vocal supporter of the former PM

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Boris Johnson could be set for a return to No. 10 after one of his closest allies suggested he could be Prime Minister within twelve months.

Former culture secretary Nadine Dorries, who was a vocal supporter of Mr Johnson throughout his premiership, said Rishi Sunak could be ousted soon following low poll ratings.

In an interview broadcast in August 2022, Ms Dorries told Dan Wootton on GB News Mr Johnson’s political career is not yet over.

“It’s not just me. I can assure you my phone is full of messages that he will be back.

“When you’ve got somebody who has his uniqueness, his appeal, his level of genius, you’re not going to get a male, stale and pale individual.

“He makes mistakes. He makes gaffes. So does everybody in the country. That’s why they like him, because it’s like looking in a reflection.”

“I definitely think one day Boris Johnson will be back.”

Speaking to the Express, Ms Dorries said: "It will take a little bit longer than that. I think there is a chance if the polls keep sliding by this time next year we will see Boris Johnson back in Downing Street.

"Many of the people who were anti-Boris realise they are nothing without their seat.

"They have no voice, no one is interested in what they will have to say, not even down at the job centre."

Boris Johnson was in hot water from the beginning of 2022, with fury over the partygate scandal.

Police investigated dozens of events across Government for alleged Covid breaches during lockdown, including Mr Johnson’s birthday celebration and a gathering in his Downing Street flat.

Downing Street apologised to Buckingham Palace after it emerged parties were held in Number 10 the day before the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral the previous year.

Despite surviving a confidence vote, July saw the end of Boris Johnson’s leadership after Rishi Sunak quit as chancellor and Sajid Javid resigned as health secretary.

It came after Chris Pincher quit as deputy chief whip following claims he groped two men at the upmarket Carlton Club, but it emerged Mr Johnson knew about allegations against him as far back as 2019.

Amid further resignations, the prime minister announced he would stand down, triggering a leadership election after which Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss were left to battle head-to-head.