Survey of conservative Councillors on their opinions related to the leadership election and future of the party.
- Three in five (61%) Conservative Cllrs say that they intend to vote for Boris Johnson in the Conservative leadership contest, compared to two in five (39%) who intend to vote for Jeremy Hunt.
- Boris Johnson is the most popular candidate across all large regions (South, North, Midlands) among Conservative Cllrs besides Scotland & Wales, where 54% favour Jeremy Hunt.
- Only one in eight (12%) Conservative Cllrs believe that Jeremy Hunt is most likely to win the leadership contest.
- Nearly three quarters (72%) of Conservative Cllrs who intend to vote for Jeremy Hunt admit that Boris Johnson is most likely to win.
- Seven in ten (71%) Conservative Cllrs think that Boris Johnson is best placed to defeat Jeremy Corbyn.
- More than a quarter (28%) of Conservative Cllrs that intend to vote for Jeremy Hunt admit that Boris Johnson is best placed to defeat Jeremy Corbyn.
- Nearly three quarters (73%) of Conservative Cllrs who intend to vote for Boris Johnson agree that that the next Conservative leader needs to prioritise regaining voters lost since the 2017 Election over reaching out to the centre ground, compared to just 37% of Conservative Cllrs who intend to vote for Jeremy Hunt who agree.
- Just under two thirds (62%) of Conservative Cllrs support an electoral pact between the Conservative Party and the Brexit Party if it was likely to keep Jeremy Corbyn out of Downing Street. That includes three quarters (76%) of Conservative Cllrs who intend to vote for Boris Johnson, but just 39% of those who intend to vote for Jeremy Hunt.
- A majority (57%) of Conservative Cllrs oppose including Nigel Farage in the UK team leading Brexit negotiations with the EU. However, a majority (60%) of those who intend to vote for Boris Johnson support including Nigel Farage.
Date Published: 23/06/2019
Categories: Policy Makers | Politics | Voting Intention
Client: Sunday Telegraph
ComRes interviewed 510 Conservatives Councillors online between 21st – 22nd June 2019. Data were weighted to be representative of Conservative Councillors in Great Britain by council type, region and length of service. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.