A cupboard minister has been ridiculed after he claimed no Conservatives in his constituency are essential of Boris Johnson.
Brandon Lewis stated Tories in Nice Yarmouth are “in full assist” of the prime minister, regardless of 148 of his personal MPs voting to take away him from workplace.
The PM has seen his private approval scores plummet in current months because of the partygate scandal.
However showing on the BBC’s Sunday Morning programme, the Northern Eire secretary insisted Johnson remained common all through the nation.
He stated: “In 2019 folks got here out and voted for the prime minister, gave him an amazing mandate, which adopted the mandate the Conservative Occasion gave him a number of months earlier.
“He’s any individual who persistently does nicely and wins elections and I’ve obtained to say, my constituents, my mailbox, could be very clear that assist is there for the prime minister.”
Presenter Sophie Raworth requested: “You don’t get criticism in your mailbox concerning the prime minister?”
Lewis replied: “Genuinely, the criticism I’ve had in my mailbox has been folks I do know are Labour supporters or are Labour activists in my constituency. What I’ve had typically on doorsteps and in my mailbox, and elsewhere within the nation, is folks wish to see us getting on delivering for folks and that’s what the prime minister is targeted on.
I can solely discuss for my constituency – I’ve had folks in full assist of the prime minister. And truly, even at this time I’ve had supportive messages from the chairman of the Conservatives in Northern Eire across the work the prime minister’s doing and we must always get on with the job.”
The alternate was met with incredulity on social media.
Lewis had earlier insisted that laws being launched tomorrow by the federal government to over-ride components of the Northern Eire protocol won’t break worldwide regulation.