Partygate: No Boris Johnson management vote subsequent week, says Deputy PM Dominic Raab


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The deputy prime minister has insisted there won’t be a Boris Johnson management vote subsequent week, saying the “Westminster bubble whips these things up”.

Dominic Raab downplayed any risk to Mr Johnson’s premiership because the variety of Conservative MPs publicly calling for him to go reached 41 within the wake of the Sue Grey report on lockdown-breaking events in Quantity 10 and Whitehall.

Requested by Sky Information’ Kay Burley if there might be a management vote subsequent week, as predicted by former chief William Hague, he mentioned: “No. I feel the Westminster bubble, village, whips these things up and I am not saying it is not severe and vital however we handled all these points, the prime minister has handled all these points.

“It does really feel like plenty of commentary build up this difficulty when truly, once I discuss to MPs and throughout the Home of Commons on the problems I am taking ahead… they wish to see us driving ahead that agenda.

“To be trustworthy, votes of no confidence, management contests, all of that’s but extra of Westminster speaking to itself, not speaking to the general public, our constituents and the overwhelming majority of MPs respect, recognise and agree with that.”

John Stephenson grew to become the twenty eighth MP to name for Mr Johnson to go and revealed on Tuesday he had submitted a letter of no confidence within the PM to Sir Graham Brady, chair of the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers.

A complete of 54 letters – 15% of Tory MPs – must be handed over to set off a management vote, with solely Sir Graham realizing what number of letters have been submitted.

At present, the variety of MPs who’ve publicly revealed they’ve handed in a letter has not reached that threshold however extra might have carried out privately, as occurred with Theresa Could in 2018 when solely 24 MPs publicly mentioned that they had handed a letter in however greater than the 48 wanted then had been.

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