Boris Johnson plans to hold the next general election in the winter, as he believes it would hurt Labor’s chances of victory, according to a report.
It would be held in November or December 2023, four years after he led the Conservatives to a majority of 80 men.
“Labor is fighting to get their people out more than we do, which gives us an advantage,” a cabinet source said That Mirror.
“And we think people will start to see the results of the Prime Minister’s leveling of the agenda with roads being built and houses being built in the Middle Ages and north.”
Oliver Dowden, Tory party chairman, was asked earlier this week if an election was planned for 2023. He said: “The PM has told me to make sure the Conservative party’s machine is ready to go to the polls when it comes. . “
He said the government was focused on “getting on with the job of ensuring we deliver to the British people” and did not speculate on elections.
Under current law, the prime minister will need a two-thirds majority in parliament to hold an early election. But the Commons recently passed a bill that would repeal the law on time-limited parliaments in 2011. If it approves Lords, the bill would give the prime minister the right to convene an election at his own discretion.
The election campaign in 2019 saw canvasers’ sluggish door-to-door in the wind and rain on dark winter evenings. When election day came, it was the wettest ever, but predictions that the weather would cause voter turnout to crash turned out to be wrong.
Turnout was 67.3 percent, just 1.5 percent lower than the sunny vote in 2017 and higher than the previous four elections in the 21st century.
A winter election in 2023 would only be the second in the post-war period. But they were not uncommon before – five out of the 10 elections between 1900 and 1935 were held in the winter.