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Could Boris Johnson lose his seat in this election?

It’s a long shot. But the prime minister’s chances on his home turf in Uxbridge, as across the country, could still be ruined by Nigel Farage

By Tom Clark  

The Prime Minister is in intensive care with Codi-19. Photo: SOPA Images/SIPA USA/PA Images

Just how wild and mercurial could this election prove to be?

Well, one instructive place to start is with a pub quiz question: who was the last British prime minister to lose his seat? The answer is the Tory Arthur Balfour, who had in fact already resigned just before being crushed in the great Liberal landslide of 1906. While there might be bonus round points for knowing the same fate befell the right-wing Australian premier, John Howard,…

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