Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt could BOTH lose their seats at next election: Prof John Curtice issues dire warning - 'Tories will be decimated!'
Last week Boris Johnson announced that he will stand again as an MP at the next general election
Former prime minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt could both lose their seats at the next general election a polling expert has warned.
John Curtice joined Esther McVey and Philip Davies to share his analysis of the current political landscape, asked about Boris Johnson’s security in the Conservative party he said: “Better than some of those currently sitting in Cabinet, or indeed of at least one other previous leader of the party.
“I mean, Iain Duncan Smith, for example, is sitting on a 3% majority. He looks extremely vulnerable.
"Boris Johnson, with his 15% majority, looks at least to have a fighting chance. If, but if, and only if the Conservatives at least make some recovery in the polls not necessarily back to the level where they would still be in office, but at least back to the level where they would not be suffering what would be, at the moment, fairly little less than a decimation, given that the party is more than 20 points behind in the polls.
“So I think as far as Boris Johnson as an individual is concerned, of course, the fascinating thing is that as an ex prime minister who in the end was forced to resign because he lost the confidence of his MPs and his government effectively collapsed.
“He thinks that it is worth his while personally trying to remain inside the House of Commons, and indeed, to do so within the constituency he is currently at.
“I think there was a lot of speculation. A. would he think it was worth carrying on?
"But two, if he was going to do so, that maybe he'd like to fancy trying to find for a safer seat, but evidently need of those paths are ones he's going to go down.
“But, I mean, there is no doubt he's vulnerable. He's also, by the way, equally vulnerable is Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor in southwest Surrey.
“He's sitting on a very similar majority of around 15%. So he might survive if things improve. But at the moment, life doesn't look too comfortable for him either.”
Last week Boris Johnson announced that he will stand again as an MP at the next general election.
Mr Johnson will run for re-election in Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the next poll, expected to be held in 2024.
He has been an MP in the west London constituency since 2015, winning it with a majority of 5,034 in 2017 and 7,210 in 2019, by which time he was prime minister.
Drivers told they can easily save money on fuel with quick tyre check
HS2 now set to cost £60BILLION of taxpayer money after budget explodes AGAIN
Prince Andrew to be banished from Buckingham Palace as King Charles tells his brother: 'There is no place for you'
Matt Hancock's eye-watering paycheque for I'm A Celebrity revealed
Leeds terror suspect to remain in custody until trial after allegedly carrying explosives when arrested
Brexit 'gloom' blasted by Jeremy Hunt as he outlines FOUR pillars to get economy thriving
Prince Harry reveals Charles, William and Kate's instant reactions to Meghan Markle's pregnancy
London church DESTROYED as devastating fire rips through St Mark's, leaving 'architectural treasure' in ruins
How to watch GB News: We're live on TV on Virgin channel 604, Freesat 216, Sky 512, Freeview 236, YouView 236. Listen wherever you are on DAB+ Radio, or if you haven't already, just download the GB News App to watch live, get breaking news alerts and catch up with all our shows on the go!