Labour has 99% likelihood of profitable subsequent election, says polling guru John Curtice | EUROtoday

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Labour has a 99 per cent likelihood of profitable the following common election in a bruising blow to the Tories, Sir John Curtice has stated.

The polling guru stated the possibilities of the Conservatives having the ability to flip round their possibilities had been small, and added that “the Labour party will be in a much stronger position to negotiate a minority government than the Conservatives because, apart from possibly the DUP, the Conservatives have no friends in the House of Commons”.

The main psephologist’s warning to Politico will pille but extra stress on beleaguered Conservatives following the resignation of two cupboard ministers who’re stepping down on the subsequent election.

Robert Halfon unexpectedly stop as abilities, apprenticeships and better schooling minister, whereas James Heappey adopted by on his acknowledged intention to step down as armed forces minister forward of exiting parliament on the common election.

His departure means 63 Conservative MPs have stated publicly they’re both standing down from parliament or not contesting their present seat on the common election.

Sir John Curtice is Britain’s main pollster


The resignations comply with a collection of appalling opinion ballot rankings for the Conservatives, most lately culminating within the Telegraph-Savanta ballot tracker which put the Tories at their lowest ranking for the reason that aftermath of Liz Truss’ disastorous mini-budget which pressured her from workplace, on 24 %.

Labour are constantly holding a 20 point-lead, including to the hypothesis that the occasion will storm to victory and kind the following authorities.

As the House of Commons goes into recess, Rishi Sunak is gearing up for his largest problem but because the native council elections loom on May 2.

His occasion are set to face mass losses because the nation kicks again towards depleted native council funding, the price of residing and discontent with the ruling occasion.

Mr Sunak launched his native election marketing campaign earlier within the week, attacking Labour chief Keir Starmer for “arrogantly” taking voters without any consideration and “assuming he can just stroll into No 10”.

But a current ballot by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher have stated Conservative losses are “inevitable” and if the occasion repeat their “poor performance of 2023, when the NEV put them below 30%, they stand to lose up to 500 seats – half their councillors facing election.”

Mr Sunak has urged unity amongst his colleagues within the face of the poor surveys and Tory infighting.

Some backbench MPs have privately warned {that a} dire efficiency through the locals may power one other a management election – or push the prime minister towards calling an early common election.