Top Tory MPs have cautioned UK prime minister Theresa May that if she calls snap elections to break political stalemates over Brexit, she would lose, according to UK media.
The Sun reported on Wednesday that Conservatives are not prepared for nationwide polling and that UK Labour and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn would defeat the Prime Minister using a coalition forged with the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) and Liberal Democrats (Lib Dems).
Will Tanner, director for centre-right think tank Onward and former Downing Street advisor, said that prospects for a general election should “concern anyone who fears the damage Jeremy Corbyn would wreak on Britain’s economy and security in Downing Street”.
This is why the Tories don’t want a general election: Of the 317 seats the Conservatives won in 2017, 40 are held by a margin of 5% or smaller – and Labour (which needs 30 seats to become largest party) hold second place in 35 of them. https://t.co/lnm3ct9rgS
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