Sunak Sees Support Slump by 10%, Members Won’t Miss Zahawi

Rishi’s had a lot on his plate over the past month, from strikes to seatbelt scandal, and it’s been reflected in his popularity amongst conservatives. Conservative Home’s latest cabinet league table is out, and the Prime Minister is on 2.9%, down 10.2% on the last outing. Suella Braverman has also taken a hit, she’s on 17.3% – a decrease of 15%. Although Jeremy Hunt hasn’t lost any support, he hardly has reason to celebrate. He’s sat on -6.2%.

The top 5 most popular cabinet members remain unchanged. As the month’s big winner – no doubt from the government’s response to Scotland’s gender bill – Alister Jack climbs by 6%. Sunak’s decision to sack Nadhim Zahawi won’t have made him any enemies – at least from ConHome readers. The former Party Chairman saw his support plummet by a staggering 67.3% before his sacking…

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Boris Reveals Putin Threatened to Kill Him

An interview with Boris from an upcoming documentary released by the BBC this morning reveals Putin threatened to kill him over the UK’s support for Ukraine. During a chat between the two of them “on the blower”, the Russian leader warned Boris “I don’t want to hurt you, but with a missile it would only take a minute”. Boris calls the chat “jolly”…

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Tory Grassroots Demand Membership Vote on Next Party Chair

The Lord Cruddas-backed Conservative Democratic Organisation (CDO) has launched a petition demanding the membership gets to elect the next party chair. Launched last night, the group plans to send the petition to CCHQ, arguing members “should have the right” to make the choice, and will ask for a vote at the next National Convention if and when it hits 10,000 signatures. Signatories have to provide their Conservative membership number to qualify…

“After Nadhim Zahawi was sacked from his position as Conservative Party Chairman – there is a vacancy at the top of the party to fill, and we want the members to choose their party Chairman.

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The Conservative Post and CDO advocates an elected Party Chairman, elected by members annually, one who loyally supports the Government but who represents the members’ views on how best to do so. Chairmen shouldn’t necessarily be in the Cabinet and not necessarily be an MP. They need to be politically astute but might be drawn from outside Westminster.

CDO will be proposing an elected Chairman as part of its recommended Party Constitutional reforms for discussion, consultation and proposed agreement at CDO’s first major Conference in May.”

According to the latest ConservativeHome league table, Ben Wallace, Kemi Badenoch and James Cleverly are still the darlings of the membership. They’re all pretty busy already. Might have to cast the net further afield. Lord Hague seems pretty chummy with the current No. 10 operation…

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Rich’s Monday Morning View

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Nadhim Zahawi Plans to Fight the Next Election

Nadhim Zahawi is a charmer and a popular figure within the party. He will be wondering if his remarkable journey from refugee without a word of English to MP for Shakespeare’s hometown and holder of one of the highest offices of the crown has come to an end. He plans to stay on as a loyal backbench MP. Even with the Tories 20 points behind in the polls his seat is still forecast to be held by the Tories. It was only a few months ago that he threw in his hat to become leader of the party and Prime Minister. Hope remains eternal…

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Gove’s Quick Changing Line on Zahawi

You have got to respect the ability of Gove to consummately switch lines on Zahawi in minutes. Gove sounded distinctly more relaxed once Zahawi’s sacking was announced twenty minutes later. Smooth…

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