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Tories in freefall as councillors say they have given up canvassing

The Conservatives face an unprecedented wipeout in the upcoming local elections with early indications suggesting they could lose up to 1,000 seats.

Party bosses have voiced fears that up to a quarter of their 5,521 council seats could go across the country, according to the Sunday Express, with concerns raised that the party may be flat broke to boot.

Treasurer Sir Mick Davis has said the party has been “deserted by both Remain and Leave donors and therefore I am unable to run CCHQ and ensure we are capable of fighting and winning”.

Tory Chairman Brandon Lewis also acknowledged “huge frustration” among grassroots members and activists as he pleaded with them to back the Conservatives rather than Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party.

Elsewhere Ross Kempsell, Political Editor at talkRADIO, has reported that many Tory candidates are not even bothering to canvass, just leaflet drop, with one source saying: “Why would I get screamed and shouted at about something I can’t change, she’s no idea what we are facing”.

Elections will take place at 248 councils in England this Thursday, and Tory deputy chairwoman Helen Whately has admitted it is “going to be a difficult night for us”.

She said the contests in England were a chance to “kick the Government” and said she had seen “more anger than before” on the doorstep.

The latest Westminster voting intention shows the Tories are in “freefall” in the polls.

They dropped a further three points this week as new single issue parties take a bite out of their voter share.

Last week it was reported that Labour has taken a clear lead across ten Westminster polls.

Jeremy Corbyn’s party has an average lead of five percentage points over Theresa May’s Conservatives, with some polling companies giving them up to a ten point lead.

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11 Responses

  1. Mick Bolton

    What the hell do they expect? That we will forgive and forget that they totally betrayed the largest voter turnout ever in this country? Labour and Cons are toast. Both are equally culpable for this outrage against democracy.

    1. Chris Barnes

      More like that we won’t forget that they held an advisory referendum and then acted as if it was binding and then started using dangerous language like “The Will Of The People” and other such 20th century fascist mendacity along with the rest of the lying, cheating con artists who call themselves Brexit Leaders but can’t and won’t organize a piss up in a brewery. What a dog show.

      1. Phillip Booty

        An advisory referendum where the Prime Minister said “It’s your decision, we will implement what you decide”.

      2. D

        So, people vote and you loose but expect to be able to overturn the vote? That is known as Facism! Giovanni Gentile (Leftwing Fascist) wrote the book on it and his mentor was Marx… Learn your history and don’t repeat it by overturning votes that don’t go your way! P.S., Politically grow up jplease!

    2. Chris Sables

      So, they have betrayed an impossibility? The Brexit campaign was always a lie – hence the impossibility of delivering it. Oh, and the EU referendum WAS NOT the largest voter turnout ever in this country. Even if it was, what difference does it make when a corrupt campaign still only resulted in a 4% margin. Shouting ‘betrayal’ is just silly.

      1. anthony spavins

        4% was still a majority, just because it went against the establishment they have tried to change it. The question on the voting paper was in or out, the establishment campaign was even more dishonest with its fear tactics.

        1. David Sekules

          A very narrow majority, in an advisory poll following an illegal and fraudulent campaign. So not a mandate for constitutional change.

          Also: No, the remain campaign was not “even more dishonest.” Not by a long way.

  2. Stephen McCartney

    Oh dear, how did we ever survive before the common market or before the common market became the USSEU. Now or trade block needs an army, and El Presidente needs another bottle of Brandy.

  3. Pat Massie

    They deserve every bit of the situation they created. The lies, the smears, the” I want to do it myself and be greatest PM in history” performance of Mrs May. She deserves it all and the rest of government deserve it for being gutless and not stopping her. As a Government they have practically destroyed this country. I have not one iota of sympathy for any of them. Conservatives will be wiped out for a long time and will be remembered as the worst Government in History of this country, condemned by the United Nations for the deaths of over 120.000 people because of their Welfare Policies and even denied that by ignoring it. People are suffering still through the terrible Universal Credit, and inhumane cuts to disabled benefits, many dying were refused any help at all. Others had to wait 6 weeks and longer for payment of Universal Credit and received not one penny from the time they were told to claim U.C benefit. Sick and suffering were made homeless, young and old because they were left with nothing. Many committed suicide.
    Conservatives will pay for it all at the polling stations where they will cease to exist, because donors left them along with voters. Now they don`t have the cash to fight any kind of election.

    No, you get no sympathy from me nor from other voters I expect. May God forgive you, because I can`t.

  4. Steve Croney

    That was expected conservative Labour and Lib Dem are all out of touch and all full of promises and lies. Vote UKIP or BREXIT. They are both honest about leaving the EU and looking after our own country first.So lets get them in and start rebuilding the UK. No deals with the EU lets keep our money to spend hear in the Uk.

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