A TORY MP has warned his party risks losing “red wall” votes unless the Conservatives urgently change course.
Marco Longhi, MP for Dudley North, told GB News Boris Johnson was facing a make-or-break period.
In an interview with Nigel Farage he said: “There is a danger of the red wall falling, and I have been talking about this danger probably since the day I was elected.
“I am pleased since the recent shake-up at Number 10 that they are more receptive, there are different people in place, and I really hope, for all of our sakes, that those changes are going to be acted upon.
“We won’t be able to use Covid as an excuse. It did paralyse us for two years, and I hope voters will recognise the huge effort and the personal effort in particular by the Prime Minister to save the country.”
The Red Wall is a term that has often been used to describe the set of constituencies in England and Wales – mainly in the Midlands, Northern England and North East Wales – which historically tend to support the Labour Party.
Discussion over which political party will hold the Red Wall has risen to the front of headlines in recent weeks.
Issues such as the rising cost of living and inadequate support for those choosing between eating and heating, has seen the Conservative party come under intense fire for their recent decisions including Rishi Sunak’s Spring Budget.
Recent findings found Labour could be likely to retake all except for one of the Red Wall seats, which Conservatives won in the last election.
A poll of 4,000 people conducted by JL Partners for the Fairer Share campaign group revealed widespread support for replacing Council Tax and Stamp Duty with a Proportional Property Tax (PPT) which would be levied on the current value of properties rather than on 1991 levels.
According to the data, if Labour took the policy to voters it would be the move the party needs to regain the majority of the Red Wall.