Tory voters who abandoned party at General Election have clear favourite for Conservative leadership

Tory voters who abandoned party at General Election have clear favourite for Conservative leadership
Millie Cooke

By Millie Cooke


Published: 11/07/2024

- 13:25

Updated: 11/07/2024

- 13:33

The survey, conducted by People Polling for GB News, spoke to 2,077 people who voted Conservative in 2019 but not again in 2024

Conservative voters who abandoned the party at the General Election think that Nigel Farage would be the best choice to take over from Rishi Sunak as party leader.

The polling saw 25 per cent of former Tory voters say they'd back the Reform leader to take over from Sunak.


The survey, conducted by People Polling for GB News on July 7, spoke to 2,077 people who voted Conservative in 2019 but not again in 2024.

In second place was Boris Johnson, with 11 per cent of respondents saying he was their top choice.

Sunak

Conservative voters who abandoned the party at the General Election think that Nigel Farage would be the best choice to take over from Rishi Sunak as party leader

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Some eight per cent backed Suella Braverman, while just four per cent each backed David Cameron and Kemi Badenoch.

Some three per cent backed both James Cleverly and Tom Tugendhat, while just two per cent thought Priti Patel was the top choice.

A tiny one per cent thought former immigration minister Robert Jenrick was the best choice.

A total of 19 per cent said they don't know, while six per cent said somebody else should take over.

The party won five MPs at the General Election, after securing just over four million votes.

The Tory Party won 119 seats after receiving 6.8 million votes.

Reform UK

Reform UK won five MPs at the General Election, after securing just over four million votes.

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Farage today unveiled a new Reform UK leadership team, with a spokesperson saying the party aims to become the "only real opposition in British politics".

Lee Anderson has been appointed Chief Whip, while Richard Tice has moved from the role of Chairman to become Deputy Leader, both in the Commons and in the party at large.

Meanwhile, Reform UK donor Zia Yusuf has been appointed Chairman.

Speaking about the appointments, Farage said: "These appointments are the first step to ensure that Reform UK is fit and ready to take forward its positive message.

"I have no doubt that we will professionalise the party and change politics for good.”

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