When Boris Johnson delivers his keynote speech at the Conservative Party conference in October 2021, few can imagine the chaotic months that will follow.
It started with the vile scandal of Owen Paterson and continues to this day, with many allegations of Downing Street breaking the lockdown party continuing in early 2022.
The result was a collapse of the Conservatives’ lead in the polls, giving Labour its biggest lead since 2013.
How did we get here? Chris Lomas charts the events that led to the Conservative Party’s vote defeat.