Britons name who they want to take over from Boris after Tory scandal – and it’s NOT Truss

Rishi Sunak will ‘make himself available’ to be PM says expert

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Boris Johnson is facing calls to answer allegations he broke Covid rules as reports suggested his attendance at a No 10 staff quiz could be included in an investigation into Downing Street party claims. Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey said he is not the “trusted source” that’s needed in Downing Street.

A poll by Survation revealed that 57 percent of voters said the PM should resign and only 30 percent backed his position, those who believe Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer would make the better candidate rose to 39 percent.

Survation also asked whom Britons would prefer to see replace Johnson as Conservative leader and PM if he was to resign and there was a clear winner.

Rishi Sunak is the most popular choice as a replacement, with 24 percent of respondents choosing the Chancellor.

No other candidate came close.

The next closest was former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt with just six percent of votes and health secretary Sajid Javid with five percent.

They were followed by Jacob Rees-Mogg, Dominic Rabb, Tom Tugendhat, and Liz Truss whom all have four percent of the vote.

Matt Hancock and Priti Patel also made the list with three percent, followed by Michael Gove with two and Ben Wallace with one percent.

A total of 34 percent of voters said they don’t know whom they would choose.

Cabinet Secretary Simon Case is due to investigate the alleged gatherings that took place at Downing Street last Christmas.

But the PM insists he “certainly broke no rules” after Downing Street confirmed he “briefly” attended a “virtual” quiz reported to have been held on December 15 last year.

Labour said it is time for the PM to “fess up” about what happened.

Deputy leader Angela Rayner said: “Despite repeated denials of parties in Number 10, it has now transpired that there were numerous parties, gatherings and the Prime Minister even took part in a festive quiz.

“It appears that Boris Johnson lied to the country and broke the law.

“It is increasingly clear that the Prime Minister presided over a culture of ignoring the rules that he told everyone else to follow.

“Boris Johnson and the Conservatives really believe it’s one rule for them, another for everyone else.”

The poll by Survation also revealed the Labour Party have maintained their lead over the Conservatives at 39 percent, with the latter polling at 32 percent, a new low for the party in any Survation polling conducted since Boris Johnson became leader in July 2019.

Shadow foreign secretary David Lammy said Johnson’s credibility is “in tatters” adding that he is “unfit to lead”.

Appearing on BBC Breakfast he said: “Well, that must, in the end, be a matter for the Prime Minister.

“We have to be a serious Opposition. Oppositions can call for prime ministers to resign or whatever. In the end that is a matter for the Prime Minister and his conscience.

“Clearly his credibility is in tatters. Clearly, there’s huge upset, anger and frustration across the country.”

Survation interviewed 1,218 adults online aged 18+ living in the UK between 10th and 11th December 2021.

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