Boris Johnson: A shocking poll reveals that the Prime Minister is losing support in the Red Wall ahead of benefit cuts.
BORIS JOHNSON demolished the Labour Party’s heartlands in the 2019 general election, but a stunning new survey has indicated that if an election were conducted now, the PM’s majority would be nearly halved.
As the Universal Credit uplift comes to an end this week, Boris Johnson’s aim is being questioned. Red wall MPs argued at the Conservative Party conference that Mr Johnson should ensure that his “leveling up” plan allows people to acquire respectable jobs and make a good living in the communities where they grow up. Now, a shocking YouGov poll has showed that Mr Johnson is losing crucial support in these red-wall districts, to the extent where his huge majority could be nearly halved if an election were conducted right now.
On the second day of the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, the focus will be on the economy, with Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak giving a speech at 11.50 a.m.
Mr Sunak is anticipated to present a package of job-strengthening measures at a time when the government is facing criticism for slashing Universal Credit and causing supply shortages in retailers and gas stations.
Mr Johnson refused to rule out further immigration reforms to assist alleviate the UK’s fuel and supply constraints on October 3.
The Prime Minister stated categorically that he does not want “a lot of low-wage immigrants” to return.
Mr Johnson stated he is “getting on with the job” at the Tory Party conference, but the latest YouGov MRP model shows support in the red wall is lower than it was for Theresa May in 2017.
The Conservatives and Labour are effectively neck and neck in the red wall, according to a YouGov MRP poll.
If an election were held now, the Tories might lose as many as 18 red wall seats to Labour, according to the model, which properly anticipated the 2017 and 2019 results.
According to the survey of 10,000 people, an additional 14 seats were deemed too close to call in the model, potentially widening the red wall gap and causing Mr Johnson to lose even more ground in this region.
If Mr Johnson’s party loses the 18 seats, his majority in 2019 will be reduced to 44.
If the party loses those, the total will decrease to 30. “Brinkwire News Summary.”