Boris Johnson's former adviser declares what would scare Conservatives most at next elections

The Conservatives have been criticised for several incidents in recent months

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A former adviser to Boris Johnson has declared a strong showing from the Liberal Democrats would scare the Conservatives the most at the next elections.

The Government has been criticised over several incidents in recent months, including the ongoing Partygate investigation and tax revelations regarding Rishi Sunak’s wife, Akshata Murty.

While Wakefield MP Imran Ahmad Khan was expelled from the Conservative Party on Monday evening with "immediate effect" after being convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy.

Khan was found guilty of sexually assaulting the boy after forcing him to drink gin at a party 14 years ago.

Boris Johnson's former adviser, Tim Montgomerie
Boris Johnson's former adviser, Tim Montgomerie
Mr Montgomerie wants the Conservative Party to be "shocked into changing course"
Mr Montgomerie wants the Conservative Party to be "shocked into changing course"

While he hopes the Conservatives will be shocked into a change course at next month’s local elections, Tim Montgomerie has told GB News that he doesn’t believe that it will come from Labour.

Speaking on GB News’ Farage, Mr Montgomerie said: “Frankly I don’t want Keir Starmer and Nicola Sturgeon to hold the balance of power at the next election which I think is the only alternative to the Conservatives.

“Labour can’t, I think, get a majority.

“So the choices are the Conservative Party that’s fit to govern and that nightmare scenario.

“In a way, I want the Conservative Party to be shocked into changing course and if we don’t get that wake up call on May 5, I worry that the Conservative Party won’t be prepared for the next general election.

“I think the thing that would frighten the Conservative Party the most would be a strong showing from the Liberal Democrats.

“Because it’s the strong showing from the Liberal Democrats that would really frighten the Conservatives in the south of England.”