Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

United Kingdom

Top pollster warns Labour faces “significant” election defeat

Sir John Curtice, the UK’s top pollster, has warned Labour might be wrong to go for a general election.

As Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushes hard for a quick poll, Sir John warns Labour could face a significant defeat.

He said: “The truth is the Labour Party is at 25 per cent in the polls.

Advertisement

“It’s been at 25 per cent in the polls ever since the spring, it’s showed no signs of recovery.

“And just to remind you as to how bad that is, that is even less than Michael Foot got in 1983 which is the worst modern result for the Labour Party.

“So, for the Labour Party, it is not obvious that it should be wanting to have an early election.”

Asked on the BBC Today programme if Labour could capitalise on a general election campaign that was about other issues than Brexit, Sir John said:

“That’s certainly the Labour Party’s hope.

“The Conservatives are united on Brexit and the Labour Party is divided.

“The Labour Party certainly doesn’t want this election to simply focus on the issue of Brexit.”

Current polling indicates the Liberal Democrats and SNP could make gains.

But the Conservatives might only have a majority of around 20 seats.

Sir John said: “The polls have been moving in their favour, even in the last couple of weeks or so – on average now they put them 10 points ahead of Labour Party.

“Basically, unless the Conservatives win this election, it is extremely unlikely that Boris Johnson will be able to remain as Prime Minister.”

 

Comments

Latest Tweets

London Globe

Watch: Pine Martens make a return to Southern England as numbers rise in the New Forest. london-globe.com/united-kingd… zpr.io/59dXsZ97tVuz #news #londonglobe #unitedkingdom

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Business

The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

United Kingdom

Film director Ridley Scott has recalled the death of actor Oliver Reed while making the Oscar winning blockbuster Gladiator. Scott said hard-drinking Reed “just...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...

European Union

On April 9, 2022 Dimash Qudaibergen’s first solo concert in Germany took place in Düsseldorf. The colossal energy and the atmosphere of unity did...