Will there be an early General Election if Labour overtakes the Conservatives in the latest poll?
Labour has taken the lead over the UK’s other political parties, giving Keir Starmer his first lead in months, thanks to conservative flaws. Will there be a General Election before the end of the year? Labour holds a two-point advantage over the Conservatives in the latest survey, with the latter trailing by one point. According to pollsters Redfield and Wilton, “Westminster vote intention” is 38 percent to 36 percent as of November 10, with the Conservatives driven down by recent scandal. The Conservative Party has been engulfed in a torrent of corruption allegations, beginning with Owen Paterson and most recently spreading to Sir Geoffrey Cox.
Sir Geoffrey was allegedly caught on film using his Parliamentary office for unrelated work, bringing the subject of “Tory sleaze” to the public’s attention.
The alleged breach of Commons rules, which specify that members of Parliament should not use their positions for “personal or financial” gain, occurred on September 14.
Sir Geoffrey, on the other hand, stated on his website that he “does not believe” he broke the guidelines.
Sir Geoffrey said he would accept the decision of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, which Labour has opted to send the case to.
Will there be a General Election before the end of the year?
Growing dissatisfaction with the Conservative leadership has come from both the left and the right of the party.
Since the sleaze row erupted last week, senior Conservatives have resigned, the most recent being Andrew Bowie.
Insiders have blamed the Government’s growing issue with “sleaze” for the Scottish MP’s resignation, which he submitted yesterday.
Insiders believe he became “hacked off” with defending the Government following “last week’s events,” so he decided to “take a step back from the demands” of his job as vice-chairman.
Mr Bowie, on the other hand, has refuted this, claiming that it is “in no way” related to the recent problems.
Attacks by the Conservatives rather than the Labour Party are currently the sole way to force a General Election.
The only method to depose the Prime Minister and force an election is for a vote of no confidence to be passed with cross-party support.
The Conservatives presently hold an 80-seat majority, implying that Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National Party, and the Green Party would require a significant revolt to win such a vote.
However, there is no sign that one will be called, and Mr Johnson is unlikely to convene one for any other reason.
He is not in a hurry. “Brinkwire News Summary.”