Tory MP Tobias Ellwood has said that the 1922 Committee are actively looking to change the rules after Boris Johnson narrowly survived his confidence vote.
Ellwood who voted against Johnson said that the heads of the Committee are looking into changing the rules so that the Prime Minister will face a further vote.
Ellwood was asked on Sky News if the rules could be changed, he said, “I understand that’s what the 1922 Committee are looking at, deliberately for this reason.
“Because if we’re going to have that stay of execution, we are now going to recognise the democratic outcome and support the prime minister then let’s give the Prime Minister time to improve.
“But, methods can be made, the system can be adjusted to mean the current rule of allowing a prime minister an entire year would be changed.”
He added that he thinks we will “see us going down that route” and Ellwood said he would “support it being introduced.”
“It’s up to Number 10 and the prime minister to act on his word that he’s going to change things around and show that we have a chance of winning the general election,” Ellwood said.
Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner said that the Prime Minister has been “mortally wounded” by the vote as she blasted that Johnson is “arrogant, dismissive, a liar.”
Rayner told Sky News, “No I don’t want Boris Johnson to stay in post because as you know many of the public see politicians in general as untrustworthy – Boris Johnson is pulling down standards in public life which is why we’ve got the motion today to uphold them.
“I think he is doing a disservice to the country and it is pretty clear now that the British public have lost all confidence in Boris Johnson.”