Sunak plays down dire poll figures amid warnings of election wipeout
Express and Star says Rishi Sunak has played down polling suggesting that the Tories could be on course for a 1997-style wipeout at the next general election.
It comes after a major opinion poll indicated Labour could be on course for a 120-seat majority in the election expected later this year.
A YouGov survey of 14,000 people indicates that the Prime Minister’s party could hold on to as few as 169 seats as Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour enters Downing Street with 385.
The polling, reported by the Telegraph, indicated that every so-called “red wall” seat won by Boris Johnson in 2019 could be lost at the general election this year.
Speaking in Essex, Mr Sunak insisted that the only poll that matters “is the one when the general election comes”.