TORY MPs are said to be plotting a “Super Thursday” approach to the next election – seeking to combine the vote with a human rights referendum.

MPs want Boris Johnson to front a referendum campaign on leaving the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) to be held on the same day as the General Election, the Mail on Sunday reports.

The plan is said to have been devised by the New Conservatives group of MPs, chaired by right-wingers Danny Kruger and Miriam Cates.

They reportedly believe a joint election and referendum campaign could spare the Conservatives from predictions of electoral oblivion – given Labour’s massive poll lead over the Tories.

The plan has been led by former Tory deputy chairman Brendan Clarke-Smith and senior backers are thought to include former Brexit negotiator Lord David Frost, the Mail on Sunday said.

One MP told the paper: “You'd assume everybody who voted Reform should be voting to leave ECHR.

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“It then comes to the fact that you want it implemented. A referendum would also give us the power to get it through the Lords.”

The ECHR is a controversial issue among Tory MPs, with some believing it prevents the Government from introducing stricter immigration rules.

Former prime minister Theresa May was an advocate of getting rid of legislation which incorporated it into UK law and former home secretary Suella Braverman as well as former immigration minister Robert Jenrick are all supporters of quitting the ECHR.

Supporters of a double vote think it would increase turnout, and be a “good wedge issue” with Labour, the paper added.