One third (32%) of those who voted Conservative at the last election are now less likely to support a Conservative candidate if they back Boris Johnson to be Prime Minister.
The new poll commissioned by the Liberal Democrats finds four in ten (43%) of the public are less likely to vote Conservative at the next election if their Conservative candidate supports Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. This figure rises to six in ten Labour voters (62%) and almost seven in ten (69%) of Liberal Democrat voters.
The Liberal Democrats are within touching distance of Conservative seats across the country, including seats such as Wimbledon, Winchester and Carshalton & Wallington which have Conservative majorities of less than 1,000 votes.
The Liberal Democrats have already begun delivering leaflets about Boris Johnson breaking the rules ahead of key local elections for the Prime Minister’s future.
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Daisy Cooper MP said: “The Sue Gray report will be judgement day for Tory MPs. Liberal Democrats are already in second place to dozens of Tory MPs across the country. It is now or never for Tory MPs to abandon Boris Johnson.
“If a Tory MP or candidate in the Blue Wall chooses to use the Sue Gray report outcome as a lame reason to back Boris Johnson, we will make sure their constituents know about it long before the next election”
“The stench of sleaze and scandal wafting off Boris Johnson has become unbearable for lifelong Tory voters who are now ready to back the Liberal Democrats in marginals spanning Cheadle to Cheltenham.
“Blue Wall voters want decency and integrity back in politics, which they can’t find in today’s Conservative party.”