Rishi Sunak and 15 ministers at risk of losing seat at general election, new poll predicts

Research also suggests Labour’s mammoth lead over the Tories could be more fragile than previously thought

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Saturday 07 January 2023 08:55 GMT
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Rishi Sunak and 15 of his cabinet ministers are at risk of losing their seats in a general election “wipeout”, polling data shared with The Independent shows.

Senior Tory figures – including the prime minister, deputy PM Dominic Raab and health secretary Steve Barclay – are all at risk of defeat at the election expected in 2024, exclusive seat-by-seat analysis found.

Foreign secretary James Cleverly, defence secretary Ben Wallace, business secretary Grant Shapps, Commons leader Penny Mordaunt and environment secretary Therese Coffey could also lose their seats, according to the Focaldata polling for Best for Britain.

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