A Melton Mowbray pork pie
A Melton Mowbray pork pie

It would appear that Boris Johnson already has worries about the General Election and the size of majority needed for a seat to be considered a safe Tory seat.

He is currently the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip with a majority of 5,034. If you were confident that the Tories were going to do well in the General election on 12 December you might look at that and think it is a pretty solid, safe majority. Not likely to put you in peril. There are, after all, 63 other Tories with smaller majorities. If all of them go the Tories would be in danger of dipping below the 200 seats mark.

However Johnson, never one to neglect his own safety, is reported to be decamping from West London to Rutland and Melton where the Tories had a majority of 23,104 at the last election.

If this is Johnson’s definition of a safe seat you have to wonder what the 268 Tories with smaller majorities think about this. It’s not likely to improve their confidence in him. Does he know something he isn’t telling?

Still, if he doesn’t completely trash the majority and gets elected, he will become the MP for Porky Pies which, at least, seems appropriate.

Pork pie photo by Innocenceisdeath – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
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