Dominic Cummings launches plan to replace Tories with new 'anti-establishment' political party

Dominic Cummings launches plan to replace Tories with new 'anti-establishment' political party

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Millie Cooke

By Millie Cooke


Published: 10/05/2024

- 07:30

Updated: 10/05/2024

- 10:30

The plans for the new right-wing party would come into action if the Tories are wiped out at the general election

Dominic Cummings has launched a new plan to replace the Tories with a new anti-establishment political party.

The former Downing Street aid has organised a series of focus groups to sound out the public's views about the plans for a new party.


He has previously said he wants the party to be "credibly anti-insider" in an attempt to "replace the Tories".

According to Politico, the focus groups are taking place across the UK.

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Dominic Cummings has launched a new plan to replace the Tories with a new anti-establishment political party

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The plans for the new right-wing party would come into action if the Tories are wiped out at the general election.

It is currently dubbed The Startup Party (TSP), but this is a placeholder name which is being workshopped at the moment.

Cummings is said to want the party to be filled with entrepreneurs, NHS workers and military veterans.

He said he needs to have a plan "immediately after the exit polls are live on election night 2024" to "divert energy and money away from 'how to revive the Tories' to 'how to replace the Tories'."

Cummings, who previously ran the Vote Leave campaign, has often spoken about the creation of a new populist party since he was forced out of Downing Street in 2020.

The Tories are currently on course for an election wipeout, with fresh polling this week giving Sunak's party its worst result since Liz Truss was prime minister.


The polling, conducted by YouGov, put the Tories on 18 per cent, while Labour was up at 48 per cent - a lead of 30 points.

Reform UK was on 13 per cent, the survey showed.

The polling comes just a week after the Tories suffered bruising results at last week's local elections.

Rishi Sunak

The Tories lost more than 450 council seats of the 1,000 they were defending across England.

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The party lost more than 450 council seats of the 1,000 they were defending across England.

The Labour Party won contests in newly created mayoralties in York and North Yorkshire, the East Midlands and the North East, as well as ousting Tory West Midlands Mayor Andy Street.

It also gained nine police and crime commissioner posts from the Tories, including in Cumbria, Avon and Somerset, and Norfolk.

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