Boris Johnson braces for vote of no confidence after a disastrous weekend
The Metro says Tory rebels believe they have reached the threshold needed to force a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson’s leadership, with confirmation expected to come as early as today.
The Prime Minister was booed by crowds this weekend as disastrous polling suggested he faces a battering in two upcoming by-elections and the general election, based on current trends.
A vote of no confidence
But it is the partygate scandal which is thought to have pushed many of his MPs towards submitting a letter to the 1922 backbench committee of Tory MPs – with 54 needed to force a vote of no confidence.
The Sunday Times this weekend suggested that as many as 67 letters have in fact gone in – but 1922 Chairman Sir Graham Brady did not want to interrupt the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by calling the vote earlier than this week.
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