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Boris Johnson is severely contemplating a return to frontline politics following rising requires him to present the Tories a marketing campaign ballot enhance.
The former prime minister is mulling what position he can play sooner or later after Rishi Sunak opened the door to a comeback.
Andrew Griffith grew to become the primary member of the federal government to help a comeback, saying “Boris is a superb voice”.
And one other Tory MP insisted Mr Johnson would “win us the next election” if he hit the marketing campaign path.
Mr Johnson issued a direct message to Daily Express readers when he left Parliament final yr, promising: “I’ll be back.”
Boris Johnson mulls pleas to help Tories fight election
His spokesman today “ruled nothing in or out” about what position he may play sooner or later.
Science Minister Mr Griffith, a former parliamentary aide to Mr Johnson, praised the ex-PM’s skill to attach with voters.
“The Conservative government needs strong Conservative voices,” he advised LBC.
“We’ve got a brilliant one in the Prime Minister but politics is a team game.
“My background was in business and you only get results by working together as a team.
“We have got some real jeopardy at the moment. There is a party, you have seen their U-turns in the last 24 hours, that builds on many other U-turns.
“The simple truth is they don’t have a plan, that could cost the economy dear.
“Boris is a great voice. I hope we’ve got many great voices.
“And we desperately need to get the message out that it is not a good time to go back to square one.
“We have taken a lot of tough decisions over the last 18 months. I know that has been very hard for people. It comes on the back of Covid and the war in Ukraine.
“So come back anybody who’s got a strong voice who can call out the danger of Keir Starmer.”
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Great Grimsby MP Lia Nici says Boris Johnson would help Tories win the election
Conservative MP Lia Nici said Mr Johnson is a “team player” however an settlement must be reached for a comeback.
She stated the previous PM stays fashionable in crimson wall seats, together with her constituency of Great Grimsby.
Ms Nici added: “People voted for the Conservatives because they supported Boris’s vision.
“Boris is absolutely popular (in the red wall) and he would win us the next election and more than help us over the line.
“But there is a lot of work to do before we get to that point.”
The feedback come on the again of help from senior Tories Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg, Sir Michael Fabricant and Paul Bristow.
Rishi Sunak has not ruled out bringing Boris Johnson back onto the political frontline
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Earlier this week, Mr Sunak revealed he is in occasional contact with Mr Johnson.
Relations between the pair broke down after the then Chancellor quit in July 2022, triggering a wave of ministerial resignations that led to Mr Johnson’s downfall.
By the time the ex-PM was forced out of parliament following the “witch hunt” investigation into his actions following so-called Partygate, the two men were taking public swipes at each other.
But in a new ITV documentary, Mr Sunak refused to rule out bringing him back into the fold.
He said: “I’m happy with the work that we did collectively. And we labored effectively collectively for a very long time. In the top there are, you realize, well-documented variations…”
Pressed again, he added: “Well, I by no means discuss these private issues, however look, I, you realize, I converse to him occasionally.”
David Campbell Bannerman, the Chairman of the grassroots Conservative Democratic Organisation, insisted Mr Johnson would be a “huge asset” if he returned to the Cabinet.
He told Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine: “It would be good for the Conservatives, it would be good for Rishi, if he does comeback.
“He’s very popular in the red wall, he created the red wall.
“I think he would be a huge asset. But he’s not an MP so there are some practical issues.
“Do you bring him back as a Lord? Do you put him back on the list (of parliamentary candidates)? He’s not even on the list at the moment.
“So there are some challenges in getting him back.”
He added: “He’s an election winner, which is why Sunak wants him back, or mention him, because he wants a bit of that stardust.”
Mr Sunak brought David Cameron back from the political wilderness by giving him a peerage so he could make him Foreign Secretary.
Former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe, who is now a member of Reform, said “Boris would be a much better bet than David Cameron”.
But she said “whatever he does is going to make much difference now to Conservative chances” at the next election.
The Conservatives have languished around 20 points behind Labour in polls over the last year.
Mr Sunak has said his “working assumption” is that he will call a general election in the second half of the year.
Party chairman Richard Holden insisted “polls move around” but admitted there is a “long way to go”.
“As we always say, the only poll that matters is on election day,” he told ITV News.
“I feel there is a lengthy option to go. I feel it is true that, after the tough few years we have had, the Conservative occasion really want to carry forwards clear insurance policies for the longer term, which cannot solely mirror a number of the good issues that we have executed, but in addition mirror the aspirations of individuals now for the longer term as effectively. And I feel we’ll be doing that over the approaching months.”
Mr Holden said recent splits in the party over the Rwanda deportation plan was “frustrating”.
“All colleagues want the same outcomes – we want to see immigration control, we want the taxes to be cut for working people, we want to see economic growth for everybody in the country.
“The fact is there’ll at all times be slight disagreements about the right way to get there.
“I feel it is at all times essential for all colleagues to recollect what unites us, that are these basic issues.”