In a new poll, the Tories face a potential major setback in the upcoming election. With predictions favouring Labour and highlighting shifts in public sentiment, the political landscape of the UK may be on the brink of significant change.
R ecent polling data suggests a seismic shift in the UK’s political arena. The Tories, long a dominant force in British politics, might witness a startling decline in their presence in the next election. Here’s a breakdown of what this could mean for our nation and the key players on the political stage.
The big numbers
According to a new poll by Find Out Now UK and Electoral Calculus, the Conservative Party is projected to secure a mere 90 seats in the forthcoming election. In the 2019 General Election, Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party won a landslide victory with 365 seats, securing an 80-seat majority.
Contrarily, the Labour Party could be witnessing a meteoric rise with an expected 461 seats. In the 1997 General Election, PM John Major and his Conservative Party were defeated in a landslide by Tony Blair and the Labour Party. Labour won 418 seats, securing a 179-seat majority.
Meanwhile, the SNP and LibDems are in a close contest for third, with predictions of 38 and 37 seats, respectively.