Alarm bells are ringing for Boris Johnson as a major poll carried out in each constituency for today’s Sunday Times finds Labour would reclaim many of the ‘Red Wall’ seats in an election – and the PM would lose his own seat. However, it’s good news for Lytham St Anne’s Mark Menzies. 46.6% of voters in the Fylde would still vote Tory, 34% Labour, 7.6% Greens, 6% Lib Dem and 5.9% other.
According to the Poll, conducted constituency by constituency, the Tories would lose 81 seats, wiping out the 80-strong majority Mr Johnson secured in December 2019, and leaving them with 284 seats.
Labour would win 282, an increase of 82. That would include 41 seats in the north of England, Midlands and Wales that voted Labour in 2017 before turning blue in 2019.
The poll projected that Mr Johnson would lose his own Uxbridge and Ruislip South constituency, where he is defending a majority of 7,200.
Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP was found to be on track to win 57 of the 59 seats in Scotland.
The Liberal Democrats look set for disaster, with the results showing they would secure just two seats – down from 11.
These poll results are likely to provoke further unrest among Tory MPs about the performance of the PM and his cabinet. Nationally, Labour is marginally ahead of the Tories on 37.7% of the vote, with the Tories on 35.6, the Lib Dems on 8.7% and the Green party on 6.9%.