REMAINERS could vote tactically to successfully boot Dominic Raab out of his seat in next week’s election, a poll has suggested.
The Foreign Secretary is in danger of sparking this year’s “Michael Portillo moment” after a survey suggesting his huge majority could be at risk.
A Deltapoll survey of Esher and Walkton shows he now only holds a five-point lead over the Lib Dems, with less than two weeks to go before polling day.
It shows he’s lost 13 percentage points since the last poll, whereas the Lib Dems have shot up by 24.
Mr Raab is defending a huge majority of 23,298 votes, which would usually be seen as a very safe seat.
He dismissed the speculation today when appearing on Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday show.
Mr Portillo suffered a shock defeat in the Labour landslide of 1997 when Tony Blair became PM.
The Observer also revealed that the Tory lead has dropped in their latest poll.
Opinium showed their lead is now 15 points, down from 19 last week.
Labour has gained three points after revealing their giveaway manifesto, packed with spending splurges for everyone.
A separate poll from BMG showed the Labour ratings jumping by five percentage points to 33 per cent, compared to the Tories dropping down to 39 per cent.
Polling experts believe a lead of less than seven per cent for Boris Johnson could pave the way forJeremy Corbynto enter Downing Street propped up by theScottish National Party.
Robert Struthers, the firms head of polling, last night said Labour was starting to build momentum ahead of polls opening in eleven days.
HUNG PARLIAMENT TERRITORY
He said: The shifts we have witnessed in our headline voting intention figures take the Conservative lead from a likely majority into possible hung parliament territory.
Speaking to The Independent, he added: The key question for the remainder of the campaign is the extent to which Labour can continue to squeeze the Liberal Democrat and Green vote.
If this trend continues, this election could be much closer than it looked just a matter of weeks ago.