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Boris Johnson might step in to “save” the Tories from Nigel Farage is the celebration is defeated on the General Election, in response to his biographer.

Andrew Gimson stated pals say he has “not given up thoughts of a comeback”.

Writing in Conservative Home, Mr Gimson stated: “If, as the opinion polls suggest, Rishi Sunak leads the Conservatives to a shattering defeat, its magnitude increased by Nigel Farage’s success as the leader of Reform UK in attracting Tory votes, Johnson will step forward as the one person who can save the party from the opportunistic takeover bid which Farage will then launch.

“As Johnson’s biographer, I’ve to say it might be out of character for him not to do that.”

Mr Gimson said “one thing of the type occurred” in 2019 when Mr Johnson took over from Theresa May in the wake of the Brexit Party’s landslide victory in the European elections.

He added: “Johnson stepped ahead because the one man who might save the Conservative Party.

“He beat off stiff competition from (in order of elimination) Rory Stewart, Sajid Javid, Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt, in November 2019 forced Farage to stand down Brexit Party candidates in the 317 seats already held by the Conservatives, and in December led the party to its greatest general election victory since 1987.

“He did this as an rebel, a candidate for whom individuals might vote in an effort to categorical their discontent with the state of issues, and specifically with May’s failure to get Brexit performed.

“One of the difficulties experienced by Sunak in this election is that he has no affinity with discontented voters. Nor did May. Nor indeed does Sir Keir Starmer.”

Mr Johnson was compelled out of No 10 in summer time 2022 following a collection of scandals together with partygate.

But there was ongoing hypothesis over whether or not he’ll make a return to frontline politics.

It comes as Mr Farage, who made a comeback as Reform’s chief earlier this month, has outlined plans to mount a reverse takeover of the Conservative Party to type a brand new centre-right grouping.

The Brexit architect has urged his political mannequin is Canada’s Stephen Harper, who orchestrated a merger between Reform and their Conservative rivals to unite the proper.

A YouGov ballot final week put the rebel celebration one level forward of the Tories for the primary time.