Tory polling guru says party ‘finished’ if Boris Johnson stages comeback

Conservatives would be ‘utter joke’ if Boris returned as PM after Partygate scandal, says Lord Hayward

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Tuesday 21 March 2023 08:03 GMT
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Boris Johnson says people accusing him of Partygate cover-up ‘out of their minds’

The Conservatives would be “finished” and a viewed as an “utter joke” if Boris Johnson were to stage a comeback as prime minister, the party’s polling guru has warned.

The former Tory leader is battling to save his political career as he prepares to face a televised grilling by MPs over whether he lied to parliament about Partygate on Wednesday.

Mr Johnson is still eyeing a potential return to No 10, however – with allies hoping that being cleared by the privileges committee will be a springboard for a revival in his reputation.

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