PRIVATE polling carried out for the Conservative Party has revealed that if Tory
MPs reject Theresa May’s deal, it could cost the party dozens of seats.
According to last week’s poll, the people who voted Conservative in 2017 back the deal by more than two to one. Of those who supported Leave, almost half support the Withdrawal Agreement.
But one in 10 voters said they would abandon the party if the deal does not go through. This rose to one in seven in key marginal areas, putting 48 seats at risk.
The research also found that Tory MPs who fail to back the deal could be punished by voters. MPs would have 14 days to find a new government. If the Conservatives cannot put someone forward to form a government then the Queen constitutionally can ask Mr Corbyn as leader of the Opposition.
It means that the Commons may have to sit on Christmas Day to decide who governs Britain.
Reports over the weekend have suggested that another plan would be a censure motion – in effect a vote of confidence against Mrs May rather