‘He should resign’: Verdict on Boris Johnson from his constituents in Uxbridge and South Ruislip

Voters in Boris Johnson’s constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip are split as to whether the under-fire prime minister should resign.

The verdict from some of Boris Johnson’s constituents in Uxbridge and South Ruislip is that the under-fire prime minister should resign.

The Conservative PM has been under pressure following the Met Police’s investigation into the Downing Street parties, and Sue Gray’s damning report update.

Several Tory MPs also handed in letters of no confidence after Mr Johnson falsely accused Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer of dropping the Jimmy Savile probe, when he was DPP.

LondonWorld decided to find out how voters in the prime minister’s constituency feel about partygate, and whether he should resign.

Mr Johnson was first elected to the Hillingdon seat in 2015, and held it with 52.9% of the vote in 2019.

However there are fears that if his popularity plummets badly, Labour could target it at the next election.

And some voters in Uxbridge were keen for the prime minister to go.

Boris Johnson will not apologise for his controversial attack on Sir Keir Starmer (Photo: Getty Images)

Mary Webb slammed: “I think he should resign.

“A lot of people lost a lot of people, because they had to shield and they couldn’t see their relatives, and he was doing what he knows he shouldn’t have been doing.”

Another voter, also told LondonWorld on camera, that she thought Mr Johnson should go.

She said: “I think he’s not doing a very good job as prime minister so far, and I think he should resign.”

And Simon, an online business owner, said the only reason the former mayor of London shouldn’t resign, is because there was no clear alternative.

“Well personally he’s dug a hole which he’s going to find it very difficult to get out of,” he told LondonWorld.

“But I can’t really see if any alternative is going to be better and I’m not sure if change at the moment will do anyone any good.

“Clearly he’s overstepped the mark, and he’s operated outside his remit, and lied, but until someone can suggest a better alternative there’s no other way forward.”

Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer, pictured last week, was abused on Monday by anti-vaxx protesters shouting about Jimmy Savile (Picture: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

However Mr Johnson still retains the support of some of his constituents.

Helen, a retired nurse, wanted him to stay on, even though she admitted he “had done some awful things”.

“I don’t think he should resign, yes he’s done some awful things, but it wasn’t just him,” she said.

“I think he needs to get ready now and start fighting back, and I think we want the old Boris back.

“Boris has been wrongly advised, in lots of things, and I think he needs to clear out all the bad and bring in some really good and he’ll be back to the old Boris.”

While John, a business owner, said: “Well I was a supporter of his, I think I still am really, but I know he’s going through quite a hard time at the moment with everything that’s gone on, and I think he’ll be lucky to survive it all.

“Obviously if things get worse and anything else comes to light, but for the moment I’m happy to stick with good old Boris.”