Partygate: John Stevenson submits letter of no confidence in Johnson – twenty eighth Tory MP to publicly name for him to go


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One other Conservative MP has submitted a letter of no confidence in Boris Johnson, making him the twenty eighth Tory to publicly name for him to go over the partygate scandal.

John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle, mentioned he has been “deeply dissatisfied” within the rule-breaking events at Quantity 10 and Mr Johnson’s response to parliament.

He mentioned he has referred to as for the PM to place himself ahead for a vote of confidence to “draw a line” beneath the difficulty however mentioned Mr Johnson seems unwilling to, so he has “taken the suitable motion” to get a vote of confidence to happen.

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“The persevering with criticism, revelations and questions are debilitating for the federal government at a time when there are such a lot of different vital and important points to be addressed,” he added.

Mr Stevenson, who can be a lawyer, turned an MP in 2010 and is seen as a reasonable inside the Conservative Social gathering.

Letters of no confidence are handed into Sir Graham Brady, chair of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers.

A complete of 54 letters – 15% of Tory MPs – should be submitted for a management vote to happen and solely Sir Graham is aware of precisely what number of have been handed in.

The event got here shortly after Dame Andrea Leadsom, the previous cupboard minister, condemned Mr Johnson’s “unacceptable failings of management” over the partygate scandal.

The previous enterprise secretary was the fortieth Conservative MP to have questioned Mr Johnson’s place as prime minister since he was fined by the Met Police for breaching lockdown guidelines in Downing Road, based on a Sky Information tally.

Dame Andrea despatched a letter to her South Northamptonshire constituents on Monday, during which she mentioned that after cautious examine of the Sue Grey report into partygate “it’s painfully clear to me that given the extent and severity of rule-breaking happening over a 20-month interval, this can be very unlikely that senior leaders had been unaware of what was happening”.

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