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Local Elections LIVE: Horror warning as Boris ‘set to lose 550 seats’ – worst since 1996

Boris Johnson could lose around 550 seats in tomorrow’s local elections, in the worst performance from the Tories since Sir Tony Blair led Labour in 1996, according to a new survey.

On Thursday, voters will head to the polls across 146 counties, district and unitary authorities.

According to the survey conducted by Electoral Calculus and Find Out Now, Labour will gain more than 800 seats, while the Conservatives will lose 548.

The survey predicts that the Tories will lose flagship councils Wandsworth and Westminster, as well as Barnet, Southampton, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Thurrock.

This will be seen as a backlash against the partygate scandal – which both Mr Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak have been fined over – and the Government’s handling of the cost of living crisis.



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