A new survey has shown Boris Johnson would deliver a majority for the Tories if a general election was held with him as the Prime Minister. The poll, conducted by ComRes and commissioned by the Telegraph, shows Mr Johnson would have a 40-seat majority with 345 MPs in the Commons. But the most shocking part of the poll shows the Brexit Party – despite their growing support after the European elections – would fail to gain a single MP under Mr Johnson’s leadership.
Asking which party people would vote for if either candidate became Prime Minister, 22 percent were in favour of the Conservative Party with Mr Johnson in No. 10 compared to 18 percent with Mr Hunt.
Mr Johnson is also more trusted to deliver Brexit by October 31 and reduce taxes as well as defeat Jeremy Corbyn.
The latest poll released by ComRes on Twitter puts the Labour Party three points ahead of the Conservatives if there was an election tomorrow.
But the pollsters say this could be reversed if Boris Johnson were to become the next Prime Minister.
Chris Hopkins, Head of Politics at ComRes, said: “As the first tranche of Conservative members return their leadership ballots, our poll suggests that Boris Johnson is the best person to win back Conservative votes lost to The Brexit Party, defeat Jeremy Corbyn, and deliver Brexit.”
Mr Johnson has long been the clear favourite in the Tory leadership contest and easily made it to the final two, securing more than 100 votes in each round.
A whopping 1,500 Tory councillors have also said they will support Mr Johnson.
Hillingdon Council leader Ray Puddifoot MBE said: “Only Boris Johnson has made a cast iron promise that we will leave the EU by October 31, 2019, with or without a deal.
“Boris has the imagination, energy and resolve to save our party”.
Writing in the Telegraph Mr Puddifoot said: “I have never known a stronger, more energetic campaigner, nor a more effective communicator in selling our Conservative Party’s principles to a changing electorate amid a challenging national backdrop.
“As Mayor, Boris delivered on his promises, cutting council tax, building 100,000 new affordable homes while protecting the greenbelt, he cut crime by 20 percent, knife crime by 17 percent and the murder rate by 50 percent.
“He invested record amounts into transport infrastructure and brought the whole country together with the successful delivery of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
“And despite our party lagging behind Labour by 17 percent in the Capital, Boris was re-elected as Mayor, beating Labour twice in a city many said a Conservative could never win.
“Polling now shows that only Boris can defeat Jeremy Corbyn at a General Election.
“Like many other Conservative members in London, I’ve seen Boris campaign close up.
“I know he is the man to win for our party and our country.”