Tory minister seems to concede Labour will win subsequent election

A Conservative authorities minister has appeared to concede that Labour will win the subsequent election throughout an look on TV information.

Maria Caulfield was accused of a “poor choice of words” after seemingly portray a Labour victory on the subsequent election as an inevitability.

Speaking on Sky News the well being minister mentioned folks can be afraid of what Labour would do “when they get into government”.

It comes because the opposition social gathering retains a constant 20 level lead within the polls over Rishi Sunak’s outfit, with an election looming subsequent yr.

Ms Caulfield appeared to trace at a Labour victory whereas discussing adjustments to a London clear air cost introduced by Sadiq Khan in a single day,

“I think he’s reacting to why Labour didn’t win the Uxbridge by-election. You know, £2,000 is nothing if you’re having to replace your car, and I think he’s waking up to the fact that this tax on ordinary working people in London is not going down very well,” she mentioned.

“We don’t take that approach. We want to phase out petrol and diesel cars rather than tax people out of it. And I think the worry that people have is if that’s what Labour do in London, where they’re in power, what would they do to the rest of the country when they get into government? I think that’s been a wake up call for labour, and that the Ulez charge is so unpopular.”

Rob Powell, political correspondent on the broadcaster, highlighted the clip, commenting: “Eeek – poor choice of words from government minister Maria Caulfield.”

Polling launched final month by YouGov discovered that one in three Tory MPs anticipate Labour to win the subsequent basic election, with a majority anticipating their very own social gathering to come back out on high.

But against this simply 21 per cent of the British public anticipate the Tories to win the competition, with 55 per cent anticipating a Labour victory.

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