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Tory voters see red over Boris’s treatment of Blue Wall heartlands

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Tories see red over the treatment of Blue Wall, with more than half of 2019 conservative voters saying the party’s core countries are ‘taken for granted’ as Boris Johnson pursues working-class ex-Labour seats with an agenda for leveling

  • 52% of Tory voters in 2019 believe Johnson takes the heart of the country for granted
  • They include 61% of Tories who supported Remain in 2016 and 54% of graduates
  • The poll, obtained by MailOnline, was commissioned by the Liberal Democrats










Boris Johnson faces increased voter unrest over his treatment of the Tories’ Blue Wall heartlands as he courts former Labor supporters in the north, MailOnline can reveal today.

More than half (52 percent) of those who voted Conservative in 2019 believe they take these supposedly safe seats “for granted” as they make “levelling” working-class areas a priority of his first term.

And only six percent of those who supported him in the election two years ago did not feel that the Tory-shires were being ignored by the party.

The poll, obtained by MailOnline, was conducted for the Liberal Democrats, who think they can steal seats in the Blue Wall in the next elections.

In June they inflicted a brutal defeat in the by-elections, destroying a majority of 16,000 to win in the Chesham & Amersham constituency, which had been an ultra-secure Tory since its creation in 1974.

About 61 percent of those who voted Remain in the 2016 Brexit referendum and Toru in 2019 thought the Blue Wall was taken for granted.

The sentiment was also shared by 54 percent of graduates, another key group of voters who could convince the Lib Dems to go yellow in the next election.

More than half (52 percent) of those who voted Conservative in 2019 believe they take these supposedly safe seats “for granted” as they make “levelling” working-class areas a priority during his first term in office (figures may be affected) by rounding)

In June, the Lib Dems inflicted a brutal election defeat, destroying a majority of 16,000 to win in the Chesham & Amersham constituency, which had been an ultra-secure Tory since its founding in 1974.

In June, the Lib Dems inflicted a brutal election defeat, destroying a majority of 16,000 to win in the Chesham & Amersham constituency, which had been an ultra-secure Tory since its founding in 1974.

In the by-election, Liberal Democrat Sarah Green won by a majority of 8,028 over Conservative David Fleet, with 21,517 votes - nearly 57 percent of the total - to his 13,489, 35.5 percent, with a turnout of just over 52. per cent.

In the by-election, Liberal Democrat Sarah Green won by a majority of 8,028 over Conservative David Fleet, with 21,517 votes – nearly 57 percent of the total – to his 13,489, 35.5 percent, with a turnout of just over 52. per cent.

Even half of Tory Brexiteers shared the sentiment, in numbers that could cause some unrest at Conservative headquarters.

Chesham & Amersham, in Buckinghamshire on the outskirts of London, voted strongly for Remain in the 2016 referendum. Opposition to the revision of the planning rules and HS2 would also have been a major factor – with Lib Dem candidate Sarah Green opposing the railway project , even if the national party supports it.

In the by-election, Liberal Democrat Sarah Green won by a majority of 8,028 over Conservative David Fleet, with 21,517 votes – nearly 57 percent of the total – to his 13,489, 35.5 percent, with a turnout of just over 52. per cent.

Dame Cheryl Gillan had a 16,000 majority in the 2019 general election when she died in April.

Even half of Tory Brexiteers shared the sentiment, in numbers that could cause some unrest at Conservative headquarters.

Even half of Tory Brexiteers shared the sentiment, in numbers that could cause some unrest at Conservative headquarters.

The poll, conducted by Savanta ComRes with a sample of 2,092 people, asked: ‘The phrase ”Blue Wall” has been used to refer to constituencies, mostly in the south and south east of England, which have traditionally voted for a Conservative MP in elections in Westminster. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: ”Conservative MPs take voters in Blue Wall constituencies for granted”?

The findings are the latest warning sign that Mr Johnson’s focus on the red wall could cost him a seat elsewhere.

In June, a poll showed conservatives could lose more than a dozen seats in their southern and eastern core countries.

Support for the Tories had fallen by eight points since the landslide in 2019, a YouGov survey found.

It suggests that if a general election were held immediately, the party would lose 12 seats it has always had, nine of which go to Labor and the other three to the Liberal Democrats.

Five more constituencies would be on the cutting edge, including Esher and Walton, represented by Secretary of State Dominic Raab.

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