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Johnson’s Tories Face Wipeout in U.K. Swing Seats, Poll Shows

  • Labour now has 11-point lead in traditional ‘red wall’ areas
  • Bad timing for prime minister facing rebellion over leadership
Boris Johnson on Jan. 18. 

Boris Johnson on Jan. 18. 

Photographer: Ian Vogler/WPA Pool/Getty Images

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Support for Boris Johnson’s ruling Conservatives plummeted in so-called red wall seats across England’s north and Midlands, according to a survey, dealing a fresh blow to the prime minister as he battles for political survival over allegations of pandemic rule-breaking parties at his office.