Calls for no-confidence vote in PM to escalate if Tories lose by-election – live


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Tory MPs have hinted the prime minister could face growing calls for a vote of no confidence if the Tories lose two by-elections next month.

A total of 26 Tory MPs, including former attorney general Jeremy Wright, have already called on Boris Johnson to step down after Sue Gray’s Partygate report. However, insiders believe the number of disgruntled members could be higher. as the scandal rages.

Some senior Conservative MPs have said FinancialTimes that a defeat in the upcoming by-elections in Tiverton and Honiton in Devon and Wakefield in West Yorkshire could prompt more Tories to send letters demanding a vote of no confidence.

“There will be another round of [no confidence letters] after the by-elections, ”said a deputy quoted by the newspaper.

Another MP said criticism of Mr Johnson could ‘explode’ after the election.

A total of 54 Tory MPs would have to send letters to the 1922 committee for a vote of no confidence to take place.

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Johnson faces growing hostilities as letters pile up

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing growing hostility from his own MPs, with Tory whips discussing how to retaliate if the rebels trigger a all-important vote of confidence.

A steady stream of Tories backed a ballot to decide the Prime Minister’s future, or called on Mr Johnson to step down, with three new names surfacing on Monday and a fourth MP resubmitting a letter of no confidence he had previously withdrawn in light of the Ukrainian crisis. .

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People are sharing the front page of Tuesday’s Yorkshire Post, which shows an image of Boris Johnson celebrating Sue Gray’s report made up of dozens of photos of people ‘staying at home’ during UK lockdowns.

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No-confidence vote likely if Tories lose by-election, MPs say

Tory MPs have hinted the prime minister could face growing calls for a vote of no confidence if the Tories lose two by-elections next month.

Two prominent members of parliament said FinancialTimes that a defeat in the upcoming by-elections in Tiverton and Honiton in Devon and Wakefield in West Yorkshire could prompt more Tories to send letters demanding a vote of no confidence.

“There will be another round of [no confidence letters] after the by-elections, ”said a deputy quoted by the newspaper.

Another MP said criticism of Mr Johnson could ‘explode’ after the election.

Already 26 members have urged the Prime Minister to resign. A total of 54 Tory MPs would have to send letters to the 1922 committee for a vote of no confidence to take place.

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welcome to The IndependentContinuing coverage of the Partygate scandal and UK politics from Tuesday 31st May 2022. Stay tuned for the latest news!

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