Act now on sleaze crisis or lose red wall votes, Boris Johnson warned

Prime minister ‘will lose trust of ex-Labour supporters’ over Cameron lobbying scandal, leading Tory Sir Bernard Jenkin says

Boris Johnson will lose the trust of former Labour voters who helped put him in Downing Street unless he tackles the burgeoning sleaze crisis now threatening to engulf his government and the Whitehall machine, a leading Tory says today.

The warning from Sir Bernard Jenkin, chair of the powerful Commons liaison committee, is evidence of mounting concern in Conservative ranks about the potential electoral damage to the Tory party, particularly in so called “red wall” seats, from any further revelations like the David Cameron lobbying scandal.

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