Jonathan Gullis Mocked By Labor Frontbencher As Tory Losses Mount

Jonathan Gullis and Jon Ashworth clashed on the BBC. BBC

Tory MP Jonathan Gullis was told by a Labor rival that he will be “toast” at the general election as Conservative councilors lost their seats across the country.

Shadow postmaster general Jonathan Ashworth headed the Tory deputy chairman during the BBC’s local election results programme.

Gullis was elected MP for Stoke-on-Trent North in 2019 and has a majority of 6,286.

After seeing that the Tory police and crime commissioner in Lincolnshire had managed to hang on, despite a 16% swing to Labour, Ashworth said: “That’s quite a swing, isn’t it?”

Turning to Gullis, he said: “You’d be toast, if there was a 16% swing to Labor, wouldn’t you?”

Gullis replied: “I’m laughing because Jonathan wants me to go. “I don’t fear anything in Stoke-on-Trent North.”

The pair clashed as Tory losses continued to mount across the country.

Labor regained the Blackpool South parliamentary seat on a massive 26% swing away from the Tories.

Meanwhile, Labor also seized control of Tory-held councils as voters delivered a damning verdict on Rishi Sunak.