Most Tory voters do not think Boris should explain flat disturbance

Most Tory voters do not think Boris should explain flat disturbance

Police were called to Johnson's flat on Friday

Monday, June 24, 2019

The majority (64 per cent) of Conservative voters do not think Boris Johnson should answer questions about a disturbance at his flat, a survey has found.

Less than a third (28 per cent) of Tory voters thought the leadership hopeful should explain, according to a YouGov survey.

In contrast, 66 per cent of Labour voters thought Mr Johnson should answer questions about the disturbance.

His neighbours -  identified as Tom Penn and his wife Eve Leigh - called the police after hearing “shouting and banging” at Mr Johnson’s flat in south London on Friday night.

The Metropolitan Police attended Mr Johnson's south London address, but found "there were no offences or concerns apparent to the officers and there was no cause for police action".

Mr Johnson has refused to answer questions about the disturbance, saying that party members do not want to hear “that kind of thing”.

Speaking at the first Conservative leadership hustings event in Birmingham, 

When split along Brexit lines, over 60 per cent of Leave voters supported Mr Johnson’s decision not to talk about the police visit.

In comparison, only 22 per cent of Remain voters thought the same.

Mr Johnson is running against foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt to be the next leader of the Conservative Party. 

The Conservative Party membership will choose the leader via a postal vote due in by July 21. 

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