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Has Boris been irretrievably damaged by last week’s revelations? You vote!


HAVE you changed your mind on Boris Johnson, the man most likely to be our next Prime Minister, since the spate of reports about his private life? Have they damaged his prospects of becoming Tory Party leader?

In the last Conservative Home ‘Next Tory Leader’ poll, taken before the MPs’ final ballot on June 20, Jeremy Hunt had gained ground with Tory voters, though Boris was still well ahead with more than double the votes cast for Hunt.

But since then the media floodgates opened in what some have called a ‘stop Boris at all costs’ campaign to persuade the 160,000 Tory Party members who will choose the next party leader that Boris would lose a general election while Hunt might win.

Hunt has had a good week since details of Johnson’s domestic disturbance raised questions about his character and candour. A YouGov poll of the general public put Hunt ahead as the better potential prime minister, though an Observer poll yesterday showed Johnson was still the favourite of Conservative members. 

Has Boris been irretrievably damaged by the revelations? You can vote here:

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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