The Conservative Party could lose about eight parliamentary seats in Wales at the next general election, including Wrexham Clwyd South, according to a new poll.

The YouGov poll, carried out for ITV Wales and Cardiff University, shows support for the party has waned in recent months.

As a result, the Tories could stand to lose a number of the seats they gained in the 2019 election, bringing their total in the country down to six.

Labour are predicted to gain from those potential losses.

It comes amid a series of scandals Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced in recent weeks, including negative headlines over an alleged Christmas works party thrown at Number 10 during a time in the pandemic when such activities were banned.

Such stories have had an impact on Britain-wide polls and are suggested to have contributed to the party’s loss of North Shropshire at a by-election last week.

The latest polling suggests the trend is also present in Wales.

Polling expert Professor Roger Awan-Scully, of Cardiff University, said: “These figures suggest the recent decline in the Britain-wide poll ratings of the Conservative is being mirrored here in Wales – our latest estimate puts the Welsh Tories fully 10 points below the level of support that they secured in the December 2019 general election.

“Labour’s position, by contrast, appears to be very solid, while Plaid Cymru appear to have slipped back after an unusually strong showing in our autumn poll.

“It is also interesting to observe, in the wake of their spectacular by-election success this week not far over the border in North Shropshire, that there has been no apparent improvement in the position of the Liberal Democrats.”

The poll is based on the current number of MP seats in Wales, which is 40.

However the number of Welsh seats is to be cut to 32 before the next election.

The seats predicted to change to red are Delyn, Bridgend, Clwyd South, Vale of Clwyd, Ynys Mon, Wrexham, Aberconwy and the Vale of Glamorgan.