'Boris Johnson will help us WIN at next election' says Iain Duncan Smith as he urges Sunak to do deal with ex-PM

Polling indicates Labour is set for a landslide victory at the next election

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Conservative grandee Iain Duncan-Smith has urged Rishi Sunak to make peace with Boris Johnson in the interests of winning the next election.

He labelled the former Tory leader as a campaigner who "can change the weather" and said he hoped the Prime Minister would be on the doorsteps making the case for a Conservative government in 2024.

Appearing on the Camilla Tominey Show on GB News, Duncan-Smith vowed to fight the next election despite reports he could lose his Chingford and Wood Green constituency to Labour.

Iain Duncan Smith said Boris Johnson could 'change the weather'
Iain Duncan Smith said Boris Johnson could 'change the weather'

He said: "I'm not going anywhere. I’m going to fight for that seat, and win it. And by the way, everybody told me that for the last two elections, I couldn't hold on and I did so."

Asked if he was worried about not having Boris Johnson as leader this time round, he continued: "I think Boris should be campaigning, he is a good campaigner and helps change the weather.

"I hope Rishi will come to an arrangement along those lines as that will make sense.

"We should use the best talents we've got from the party, and not rule people off because they've been around too long.

"When you have a man that is a great campaigner, I think it's useful for you, to make sure he's on your side campaigning."

Polling indicates Labour is set for a landslide victory at the next election.

A People's Polling poll for GB News on Friday indicates support for the Conservatives had dropped to a historic low.

Of those surveyed, 48 per cent said they would vote Labour, while 21 per cent said they would vote for Sunak's party.

The Conservative grandee said Labour's victory was not secure
The Conservative grandee said Labour's victory was not secure

However, Duncan-Smith said this morning that it's "not over yet".

"Although the polls are very big for Labour, it's not like '96-'97.

"I think the public hasn't made their mind up like they had with Blair and Brown," he said.

"What I see in the polls, when you look at the detailed stuff, there was a poll out two weeks ago that showed those who voted Conservative in 2019 have three very strong issues they want sorted, and if (Sunak) does those, they admitted they may well go back to the Conservatives."