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Senior Tory MP submits ‘letter of no confidence’ and calls on Boris to make a vote of confidence in himself

2nd Feb 22 11:28 am

Another letter of no confidence has been sent to Sir Graham Brady who is the chair of the influential 1922 Committee.

Boris Johnson has lost support of another senior Tory MP as further reports have come to light that there has been more parties in Downing Street.

The much respected Tobias Ellwood MP has submitted a letter of no confidence to Sir Graham saying it was “just horrible” that Tory MPs are trying to defend the Prime Minister.

This comes as it was reported on Tuesday evening that the Prime Minister was at another party in his flat at Downing Street with Abba songs blaring out.

Scotland Yard are now investigating these claims and Dominic Cummings has waded in saying there is photographic evidence, which if true this could be potentially very damning for Johnson’s future.

The Commons Defence Committee chairman told Sky News, “This is just horrible for all MPs to continuously have to defend this to the British public.

“The government’s acknowledged the need for fundamental change, culture, make-up, discipline, the tone of Number 10, but the strategy has been one, it seems, of survival, of rushed policy announcements like the Navy taking over the migrant Channel crossings.”

Ellwood added, “I don’t think the Prime Minister realises how worried colleagues are in every corner of the party, backbenchers and ministers alike, that this is all only going one way and will invariably slide towards a very ugly place.

“I believe it’s time for the Prime Minister to take a grip of this; he himself should call a vote of confidence, rather than waiting for the inevitable 54 letters to be eventually submitted.

“It’s time to resolve this completely, so the party can get back to governing, and, yes, I know the next question you will ask, I will be submitting my letter today to the 1922 Committee.”

Angela Richardson, the Conservative MP for Guildford quit as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Gove on Monday over Johnson’s leadership “failings.”

Richardson said she has resigned due to her “deep disappointment” in the Prime Minister.

She added, “Sue Gray’s report published today clearly states that there were failings at No 10 that let us all down… there could have been an early acknowledgement and apology.”

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