Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee has reportedly received a total of 54 letters of no confidence from Tory backbenchers.
This will now trigger a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister and if he does not win the support of the majority of MPs in the vote then he will be ousted from Downing Street.
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One Sunday newspaper reported that Sir Graham has received as much as 67 letters and it is thought he is waiting until after the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
After the two by-elections which will take place later this month in Tiverton, Wakefield and Honiton, a former Cabinet Minister told the Sunday Times, there’s a 55% chance the vote of no confidence will happen “on Monday or Tuesday.”
And there is an “80% there’s a vote after the two by-elections.”
James Johnson, co-founder of JL Partners, said the Conservative Party is “behind Labour in every age group apart from the over-65s.”
A poll of Wakefiled voters predict that the Prime Minister will face a crushing defeat and the Tory Party could lose as much as 20 points, JL Partners poll says that this will put the Conservatives on 28% whilst Labour will be on 48%.
James Johnson tweeted, “The main hesitations about voting Conservative: trust, Boris, and a sense the Tories are out of touch and only care about the rich.
“All signs are that partygate has crystallised historic concerns about the Tories and turned the people of Wakefield decidedly against them.”
Last week Johnson was warned that a vote of no confidence could happen as early as next week as his political career is in “real trouble” after senior influential MPs have publicly criticised him.
The former leader of the Conservative Party William Hague said the Sue Gray report “has been one of those sort of slow fuse explosions in politics.”
Last Wednesday a steady stream of Tory MPs backed a ballot and Hague believes that they could vote for no confidence in the Prime Minister as early as this week.