Boris Johnson set to LOSE HIS SEAT at next election according to new poll

Boris Johnson is at risk of losing his seat to the Labour Party
Boris Johnson is at risk of losing his seat to the Labour Party

The former Prime Minister has vowed to stand again as an MP

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Boris Johnson is set to lose his seat at the next election according to a damning new poll.

The former Prime Minister's Uxbridge constituency is at risk of falling to the Labour Party in the 2024 vote.

A survey of carried out by Focaldata suggested Labour is heading for a 60 seat majority in the House of Commons.

Boris Johnson won his seat at the last election with a majority of over 7,000
Boris Johnson won his seat at the last election with a majority of over 7,000

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride are among other senior Conservatives set to lose their seats.

Johnson's anticipated loss comes despite him having a majority of 7,210 in the 2019 election.

Best for Britain said in a report accompanying the poll: “It appears that since spring 2022, Conservative-leaning voters have been becoming wavering voters rather than switching to Labour.

“To fully understand and predict the result of the next UK general election, it is vital to understand who these wavering voters are and how they might cast their votes.

"Our polls confirm that wavering voters are overwhelmingly intending to vote, and our analysis shows they are demographically more similar to Conservative voters in England than Labour voters.

"When we take into account how wavering voters are likely to actually vote, the electoral map starts to look like a closer battle for the two main parties than the headline poll results suggest."

Johnson is understood to be planning to stand again at the next election despite the polling data.

As well as hoping to remain as an MP, he has not ruled out standing again for the Conservative leadership.

Labour is on course for a 60 seat majority according to the poll
Labour is on course for a 60 seat majority according to the poll

Johnson is understood to be planning to stand again at the next election despite the polling data.

As well as hoping to remain as an MP, he has not ruled out standing again for the Conservative leadership.

The former Prime Minister considered standing in the contest to replace Liz Truss in October but decided against it after concluding it "would simply not be the right thing to do".

“I believe I have much to offer but I am afraid that this is simply not the right time,” he added.

"You can’t govern effectively unless you have a united party in parliament."

While Johnson had enough support within the party to stand in the race, his plans to return to No10 just months after he stood down had divided MPs within the party.