The Prime Minister is facing a Tory revolt with one insider saying they’ve “never seen anything like” like the rebellion that is growing.
Last week Boris Johnson suffered a humiliating blow as he lost Chesham and Amersham which has been a Tory stronghold since 1974.
Some southern MPs have claimed that the government has neglected them to try and gain Labour strongholds.
Panic has hit the Conservatives as the Liberal Democrats won a 8,000 seat majority, and MPs have now started to plot a rebellion against Johnson if he does not set his focus on the Tories safe seats.
An MP told the Spectator, “You can’t overstate the rage of southern MPs at the moment.” A personal private secretary poured fire over the Tory revolt and said, they have “never seen anything” like the rebellion which is growing in Westminster.
It has been claimed that due to local issues such as HS2 is a reason why the Lib Dems won a majority of 8,000 seats, or 56.7% of the Chesham and Amersham vote.
The Prime Minister dismissed any comparison to Labour’s losses in the 2019 general election, but admitted they suffered at the election following the result of the Lib Dem win.
Johnson said, “We are getting on with delivering our agenda for the whole country, that’s what one nation Conservatism is all about.
“We believe in uniting and levelling up within regions and across the country.
“Just last month we had gains in Basildon and Maidstone and Basingstoke and all over the place.
“We are a great one nation party and we will continue with our mission to unite and level up, because that is the best way to deliver jobs and prosperity across the whole country.”
Peter Fleet claimed the HS2 project had been a major factor in why the party lost the election.
Fleet said, “HS2 is deeply resented in this part of the country.
“Residents only see the cost, both financial and environmental, for no gain. Ancient woodlands have been destroyed.
“Beautiful landscapes have been scarred.
“’Florence’ the HS2 tunnel boring machine started digging operations on the first full day of campaigning raising huge fears of the unknown risks to the fragile chalk aquifer beneath the Misbourne Valley.”
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