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The Conservatives are likely to lose 59 seats in a general election, The Sunday Telegraph reported. Experts said former Conservative leader, Iain Duncan Smith and Work and Pensions secretary, Amber Rudd are at risk of being voted out. The analysts told the paper the drop in support for the Tory party is due to “the Government’s failure to deliver Brexit”.

Prof Sir John Curtice, ­president of the British Polling ­Council, said Brexiteers have moved on to Ukip or Nigel Farage’s Brexit party.

The data follows reports Tory Party lawyers might have allowed the 1922 Committee to rewrite the rules and challenge Theresa May to another vote of no confidence again in a year.

Sir Graham Brady, the committee chairman, told The Sunday Telegraph: “It is my understanding that the rules could in future be changed by the agreement of the 1922 executive.

“It was less certain that it would be possible to change the rules during the current period of grace which was initiated with the ­triggering of a confidence vote on December 12 last year.”

The poll surveyed 8,561 people between April 2 and 11 found Labour would become the largest party in Commons if a general election is called.

The party would win 296 seats against the Tory’s 259.

Mr Corbyn could then govern with the support of the SNP.

Martin Baxter, the Electoral Calculus founder, said: “Theresa May is discovering why David Cameron really held the referendum.

“It wasn’t to placate his own Eurosceptic MPs, instead it was to stop Conservative voters defecting to pro-Brexit parties.

“That process seems to have restarted and the Conservatives are beginning to suffer.”

Mrs May said she would stand down as leader once she had secured a Brexit deal with the EU.

However, she has yet to set a date for her departure.

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