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Bookies at the moment are suggesting Ms Mordaunt’s future is “under serious threat” as Labour continues to advance within the polls.

Ladbrokes’s Alex Apati stated: “It’s all change on the south coast, as far as the odds are concerned… “Having as soon as led the way in which within the Portsmouth North constituency betting, Penny Mordaunt’s place is now underneath critical menace, with Labour odds on to win the seat.”

Ms Mordaunt will as soon as once more face Labour candidate Amanda Martin on the polls on July 4 after securing a comfortable 15,780 majority within the 2019 election.

However, a number of polls launched since Mr Sunak introduced the upcoming vote have proven the Conservatives are usually not faring properly.

The newest odds put Labour simply 8/13 to grab the Portsmouth North seat away from Ms Mordaunt.

The return of Nigel Farage, who introduced plans to run for the Clacton-on-Sea seat on Monday, delivered one more blow to an already struggling occasion.

Pollsters have prompt as many as 12 members of the Cabinet might be on monitor to lose their seats in July. Among them are Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, Defence Secretary Grant Shapps, Justice Secretary Alex Chalk, Welsh Secretary David TC Davies, Veterans Minister Johnny Mercer and Attorney General Victoria Prentis.

And, in one other main blunder for the Tories, Mr Sunak was pressured to apologise on Friday for leaving D-Day commemorations in France early to fly house for an election marketing campaign tv interview. The Prime Minister stated that “on reflection” the choice — which has drawn huge political condemnation — was a mistake.

Mr Sunak recorded an interview with broadcaster ITV on Thursday after getting back from France. A clip launched by the broadcaster confirmed Sunak denying opposition allegations that he lied by making inaccurate statements concerning the opposition Labour Party’s tax plans.