BORIS JOHNSON and the Conservative Party revealed this week how they were planning to win the upcoming December 12 general election.
The Party’s focus will not be on winning a landslide majority or “unicorn” constituencies but to retain the seats they have. To form a majority government Mr Johnson needs 326 MPs, meaning the Conservative’s only need to win nine more seats. Speaking on remembrance day Mr Johnson said: “What we are saying to the country is we only need nine more seats to get a working majority government.”
They added: “This is 2015 not 2017 when Ms May started 40 points ahead. The Prime Minister is not saying I need 30 to 40 seats – just that he needs a majority to get parliament working again.
“No one thinks a strong majority is on the cards.”
Polling guru Sir John Curtice told journalists on Thursday: “Just because the Tories are ahead in the polls, it doesn’t mean Boris Johnson is going to get a majority.”
It was claimed the Conservative Party is “highly likely” to win a majority if they retain their current polling lead.
Despite this, Sir John cautioned: “Given that the Tories are likely to lose a fair chunk of seats in Scotland, they’re going to lose at least some seats to the Liberal Democrats, target leads for the Conservative Party are about six or seven points.
“If it gets below that the odds are beginning to swing in favour of a hung parliament.”
The Conservatives hopes of securing a majority increased yesterday after it emerged the Brexit Party will only field 274 candidates.
This will leave the Conservatives a straight run at 16 Labour-held seats and 11 in which the opposition have a majority of less that 10 percent.
Former Downing Street director of communications Robbie Gibb highlighted earlier this month the Conservative’s task ahead is not “Herculean”.