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The Tory party would only win THREE seats under Liz Truss if elections were held today as Starmer’s Labor storms ahead with a 33-point lead, new polls show
- A new poll shows Labor an astonishing 33 points for Conservatives
- Data analysis suggests leadership would give the Tories just three seats in an election
- A conservative grandee warned they could ‘cease to exist as a political party’
- Labor’s lead is largest since Tony Blair’s leadership in the late 1990s
Liz Truss’ conservative party would be almost completely wiped out if elections were held today – with just three seats – according to a bombshell poll.
A new YouGov poll showed the Tories are 33 points behind Keir Starmer’s Labor Party.
The latest figures show that Labor has a majority of the vote at 54 percent, with the Conservatives trailing at less than half that of 21 percent.
Data analyzed with the Electoral Calculus suggest that if the poll were remade in a general election, it would spell near-total destruction for the Conservative Party.
The model shows the party with three seats as Labor wins 565 seats out of 650 in the House of Commons.
New Prime Minister Liz Truss has seen her party’s polls plummet after Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget last Friday.
The government’s economic plan, including the biggest tax cut in 50 years, failed to reassure markets as the value of the pound fell sharply and British equities plummeted.
Keir Starmer’s Labor Party holds a 33-point lead in the polls – biggest in decades
The latest YouGov poll shows Labor at 54 percent and the Conservatives at 21 percent, while Electoral Calculus (bottom) suggests these numbers would mean the Tories would win just three seats
Concerns about the economy, including interest rates, inflation and their impact on mortgages, were reflected in a sharp decline in support for the Conservative government.
Polls now show that Labor could secure a large majority of hundreds, with the Electoral Calculus suggesting it could be as big as 480 seats.
Tory Grandee Sir Charles Walker even warned that the Conservatives would end up as a political force if elections mirroring the latest polls were held.
He told Channel 4 News that in such a scenario the Tories would “cease to exist as a political party”.
Labour’s 33-point lead is the highest the party has achieved under Tony Blair since the late 1990s.
A key driver behind the huge lead is the number of Conservative voters in 2019 who say they will switch to Labor in the next election.
Figures show that the number of such voters has doubled from 8 percent to 17 percent in less than a week.
Prime Minister Liz Truss is under enormous pressure as the pound plummets and the Tories plunge to 21 percent in the polls
Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has tried to reassure fellow Conservative MPs after his mini-budget, which included massive tax cuts, shocked markets and saw the value of the pound plummet
Only 37 percent of Conservative voters in 2019 say they would do that again if elections were held now.
Another Survation poll also showed Labor a 21-point lead in the polls – more than Blair’s 13-point lead when he won a landslide in 1997.
Kwasi Kwarteng earlier in the day tried to reassure Tory MPs by telling them the party was “one team and needed to stay focused”. The chancellor blamed the “immense volatility in the world market” for the tanking British economy last week.
Keir Starmer has called for an emergency call from parliament following Mr Kwarteng’s mini-budget last week and the subsequent economic downturn.
The Labor leader called on the government to reverse its economic plan, arguing that the Tories had lost control of the economy.