Election 2019: Boris Johnson could win huge 96-seat Conservatives majority as Jeremy Corbyn faces wipeout, poll reveals


BORIS Johnson could win a massive 96-seat Conservatives majority as Jeremy Corbyn faces an election wipeout, a major new poll has revealed.

The Tories have been struggling to see Brexit through without a working majority – and are hoping this Christmas election will get them back on track.

Boris Johnson, seen campaigning in the Uxbridge and Ruislip constituency today

A recent poll sees Boris Johnson returning to Parliament with 373 MPs – 75 more than the 298 won in 2015.

Researchers estimate a 60 per cent chance of an overall Conservative majority – and just 12 per cent for Labour.


Though the vote share for Conservatives is actually projected to fall from 43.6 to 38.2 per cent, research by Electoral Calculus suggests Tories will sweep up lost Labour votes and therefore gain more seats overall.

Major Labour losses are expected across all parts of England, Scotland and Wales.

Labour are predicted to drop 11 seats in the North West, while Tony Blair’s former Sedgefield constituency is among four under threat in the North East.

Across the Midlands, the Conservatives are expected to pick up 21 seats from Labour.

In London, Labour is predicted to lose seats to both the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is predicted to receive 10 per cent of the vote but will not win any seats.

While the Liberal Democrats would see their vote share almost doubling from 7.6 to 15.9 per cent.

A number of high-profile Tory, Labour, Independent candidates have joined the party in the last year, ballooning their numbers from 12 to 20.

The resurgent party would inflate further to 25 under the predictions for December 12.

The figures used by Electoral Calculus were collated from opinion polls taken from October 25 to November 4 in a sample of 15,917 people.
According to the Telegraph, Andy Cook, chief executive of the Centre for Social Justice said: “We’re serving up evidence that low-income Britons make up a big voting bloc in our swing seats. The party leaders need to win them over and, on this evidence, they have a mountain to climb.

“No one comes out well in our survey with most poorer voters having been forgotten by their local canvassers and MP.

“The Labour Party can only muster support from just over a third of the poorest voters and they see Labour as the most out-of-touch of the lot.

“The evidence shows a major swing from Labour’s target voters to the Brexit Party, who seem to take slightly smaller bites out of the Conservatives.”

Jeremy Corbyn has a real fight on his hands