Count Binface calls on 'anti-rubbish coalition' to kick out Boris Johnson at next election
The Conservatives are way behind in the polls and facing wipeout at the next general election if Rishi Sunak can not quickly transform the party's fortunes.
But Boris Johnson is facing extra pressure from old enemy Count Binface, who is calling on all other parties to unite behind him.
Johnson, who has a majority of over 7,000 in his Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency, is expected to stand again as an MP when the next election rolls around.
However, the recent disastrous polling for the Tories means Johnson, like a number of his high-profile colleagues, currently faces an uphill struggle to secure his seat – and former foe Binface is looking to pounce with calls for an “anti-rubbish coalition”.
Speaking on Times Radio, Binface said: “I am hereby calling for all other parties to stand down in Uxbridge and South Ruislip because not only does Boris Johnson deserves to lose but he deserves to lose this way – to me.
“He has made a mockery of British politics. It’s time the good people of Britain gave him some payback and made a mockery of him.”
Binface stood against Johnson in the 2019 election, which saw the former prime minister secure 25,351 votes, compared to Binface’s 69 votes.
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And though Binface’s calls are likely to fall on deaf ears, a recent shock Opinium poll has highlighted just how under-threat Johnson is in the normally safe Tory seat.
The poll for the Trades Union Congress (TUC) using the MRP method to estimate constituency-level results, put Labour on 411 seats compared to the Tories on 137.
If replicated in the general election it would mean Johnson would lose his seat, along with other senior Tories including chancellor Jeremy Hunt, former business secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg and environment secretary Therese Coffey.
The poll suggested the Tories would lose 219 seats in total, obliterating their current majority and leaving Labour winning on a landslide, with 411 seats.
Alarmingly for the Tories, the survey of over 10,000 adults was taken on 26 to 30 September – two weeks before Liz Truss U-turned on large parts of her mini-budget and Tory polling slumped to its lowest levels.
The poll suggests a complete collapse in support in the so-called red wall seats in the north of England, seen as key constituencies in giving the Tories their majority in 2019.