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Boris Johnson blames Labour’s collapse for Tory losses in Scotland as he promises unseated MPs they 'will be back'

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has blamed Labour’s collapse for the loss of Tory seats in Scotland三级成人视频 as he promised five unseated MPs they “will be back".

The Prime Minister said he will do “everything” to help Tory MPs who lost their seats in the election come back to Parliament, while warning his party to be “very very humble” to retain the support of voters in Labour’s former “Red Wall”.

Speaking at a private drinks reception for Tory MPs last week, Mr Johnson said: “We do mourn the loss of some wonderful colleagues. They did a fantastic job.”

Five of the seven Tory MPs who lost their seats lost to the SNP in Scotland, including Paul Masterton, Luke Graham and Stephen Kerr. Zac Goldsmith, one of the two Tory MPs to lose their seats outside Scotland, was last week given a life peerage by Mr Johnson and will stay on as a cabinet minister.

The SNP won 48 seats in Scotland after securing 45 per cent of the vote - 13 more than in the 2017 general election. Labour returned just one MP, down from seven in 2017

In a recording of his speech leaked to the Telegraph, Mr Johnson said the Tory MPs lost their seats “through no fault of their own” adding: “It was basically the Labour collapse [that] seemed to be the big problem. 

三级成人视频“But they will be back. And we will do everything we can to help them.”

M三级成人视频r Johnson was introduced at the reception by Sir Graham Brady, chair of the 1922 committee of backbench Tory MPs, and Robert Sinclair, the head of London City airport.

The Prime Minister praised Tory MPs’ result in the election, adding: “Most of your majorities are much much larger than mine.”

Welcoming his 109 new members, Mr Johnson said: “This is like the Christmas carol […] They come from all parts of the United Kingdom. From old pit villages… and places that haven’t voted Conservative for more than 100 years, if ever.”

Mr Johnson said “we must be very very humble” to keep ex-Labour voters onside.

“It hasn’t been easy for them”, adding: “We cannot now let them down.”

三级成人视频The Prime Minister also called on his MPs to remember that the Conservative party was “always the party of Europe” adding that it is important they “reach out” to Remainers and “remember that there are ways of being pro-European. Ways in which people can legitimately express their feelings of warmth and sympathy and love for our European friends and partners.”

He added: “Let the healing fountain of Brexit juice start”.

I三级成人视频t came as Kenneth Clarke, the former Conservative Chancellor, said Mr Johnson should “shunt aside” advisers like Dominic Cummings in favour of policy experts now he has won the election.

Mr Clarke, who had the whip withdrawn from him earlier this year三级成人视频, said Mr Johnson should “strengthen his cabinet and have some ministers who will take some things through and make a real difference.”

三级成人视频Speaking on BBC Radio 5Live, the former Father of the House added: "Dominic Cummings seems to be briefing the newspapers on his own personal agenda, and says the government is going to reorganise the government departments and tackle ministry of defence procurement [...] I don't get the impression that politicians are in charge, together with people who know something about government."