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Five reasons why Boris Johnson’s majority could be in trouble sooner than you think

The prime minister may look secure but before long the pandemic could be his undoing

By Mark Leonard  

Johnson shows off the 2019 intake—but they won't all keep their seats. Photo: Leon Neal/PA Archive/PA Images

The measure of Boris Johnson’s 2019 general election victory cannot be overstated. Defending a decade-long programme of austerity, Brexit delays, and general incapacitation, the Conservative Party’s 80-seat win last December defied the political norm.

Commentators labelled the result a transformative moment for UK politics—and an outcome that would almost certainly lock Labour out of office for a generation. However, just eight months on, we could well be seeing a fracturing of…

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