HampshireLive readers say they still trust the PM despite lockdown party scandal
The ‘partygate scandal’ has divided opinion across the country, with Boris Johnson coming under intense scrutiny in recent weeks.
This follows allegations that parties were held at Number 10 during the early lockdowns, and Boris’ future as Prime Minister now hangs in the balance.
Some ministers have launched what they call the ‘pork pie plot’ because an MP for Rutland and Melton – the home of the infamous Melton Mowbray pork pies – was allegedly involved.
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During Prime Minister’s Questions in the Commons on Wednesday January 19, David Davis told the Prime Minister “in the name of God, go”.
And other backbenchers also expressed their displeasure.
Up to 20 of the 2019 Tories plan to submit letters of censure to the Prime Minister.
According to The mirror, Sue Gray – the Cabinet Office’s second permanent secretary – will interview Dominic Cummings before presenting her findings at Downing Street parties.
However, here in Hampshire the opinion of Boris is a much more positive outlook.
HampshireLive asked its readers a number of questions about who they trust most to deal with a number of key issues currently facing the country – Boris or Keir Starmer?
These questions centered on who readers trusted most with the NHS, the pandemic and the economy.
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More than 1,700 people responded, and on all questions Boris Johnson beat his Labor counterpart.
Asked about the NHS, there was a huge divide among readers, with Boris getting 62% of the vote and Sir Keir just 38%.
When it comes to Covid-19, 65% of HampshireLive readers trusted Boris to deal with the pandemic, while just 35% trusted Keir.
It was a similar story with the economy – just 34% of HampshireLive readers trusted Keir more than Boris (66%).
While Hampshire MPs continue to voice their displeasure, HampshireLive readers still seem to trust Boris over Keir.
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