Furious Tory voters pledge to 'write-in' Boris during race in party revolt over 'betrayal'


Boris Johnson was forced to resign this week after a flurry of high-profile members of his cabinet quit. Despite the exodus of support from MPs, Mr Johnson still enjoys ample support among grassroots voters, according to Sky News’ Katerina Vittozzi. GB News’ Alastair Stewart discussed this strong support on his programme on Saturday, pointing out that many voters wanted Mr Johnson to run again.

Mr Stewart told Tory backbencher Steve Baker that many voters were pledging to write-in Mr Johnson, prompting a “real crisis” for Tory MPs.

He said: “You know, because you follow your Twitter feed, that voters, they even want to write Boris Johnson in as a third option when the 1922 Committee have narrowed it down to two candidates.

“That is a real crisis for the Conservative Party, isn’t it?”

Mr Baker said he understood people’s frustration over the resignation.

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He said: “Boris Johnson has an earnest love for this country and people. People know it’s there, and that’s why they love him.

“The problem is, it’s over. I know people are terribly upset and bitter, and I’ve been called all the names under the sun.

“But we have to face the reality, if he wasn’t going he couldn’t form a government.”

This comes after a spokesperson for Boris Johnson even had to deny reports that he is planning to stand down as Prime Minister on Monday in order to run again for Tory leader.


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