Readers who were surveyed agree with the general public on the need for a general election.

Both readers of the Gazette and participants nationwide were asked: “If the Conservative Party elect a new leader and Prime Minister, do you think they should or should not call an early general election later this year?”

Nearly 59 per cent of Gazette readers said that they do think there should be a general election should the Conservative party elect a new leader, whereas around 56 per cent of participants who were surveyed nationwide said the same.

Twenty-seven per cent of UK residents said they don’t think there should be an early general election, verses around 35 per cent of Gazette readers.

Prior to prime minister Boris Johnson announcing his resignation last Thursday (July 7), 59 per cent of Conservative party members said in a YouGov poll that he should resign following the deluge of resignations from cabinet ministers and secretaries.