Boris Johnson would secure 122-seat majority if he called snap general election, mass poll finds
Boris Johnson would secure a 122-seat landslide majority and win 23 more Red Wall seats in the Midlands and the North if he held a snap general election, according to a new mass poll. The large-scale poll of 14,000 people carried out after the local and regional elections put the Tories on 43 per cent, a 13 per cent lead over Labour (30 per cent). The party would pick up gains in Teesside, Sunderland, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire, while a host of senior Labour politicians would lose their seats including Yvette Cooper, Ed Miliband and Jon Cruddas. The survey for The Telegraph – which was carried out from May 13 to May 15 – found the Tories’ lead over Labour more than doubled from five per cent before the elections to 13 per cent. The figures are a blow to Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, whose authority has been tested after a disastrous showing last week.