How would the Tories kick Boris out? 54 MPs needed to spark confidence vote

How would the Tories kick Boris out? Powerful backbench 1922 committee chief must get letters from 54 MPs to spark confidence vote… but might only have a handful so far

  • Boris Johnson facing calls for his resignation from Tory MPs over ‘Partygate’ row
  • To trigger a confidence vote 54 need to send letters to the 1922 committee chair
  • Last time the mechanism was used was against Theresa May – but she survived  

Boris Johnson is desperately fighting to cling on to power as the Partygate row rages.

Allies have insisted there is no prospect of the PM resigning, despite admitting that he attended a boozy Downing Street bash at the height of lockdown in May 2020.

Deputy PM Dominic Raab has said the idea of Mr Johnson exiting is ‘daft’, as the government awaits the results of a probe into alleged Whitehall lockdown breaches by top civil servant…

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