Conservative MPs outline their position ahead of PM no confidence vote

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Richard Fuller MP speaking in Parliament
Richard Fuller MP speaking in Parliament

Both of Bedford Borough’s Conservative MPs have pledged their allegiance to the Prime Minister when they vote in today’s (Monday) confidence vote.

The Prime Minister’s leadership is under threat after at least 54 letters of no-confidence were submitted by Conservative MPs to the backbench 1922 committee.

This represents 15% of Conservative MPs, triggering the vote which will take place in the Palace of Westminster this evening.

A secret ballot will be held between 6pm and 8pm and to stay in power, Boris Johnson must achieve 180 votes.

In an announcement on his website, Richard Fuller, Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire, said: “Later today, Conservative MPs will take part in a vote of confidence in the Prime Minister.

“The confidence vote is private but for the avoidance of doubt, I shall be voting in support of the Prime Minister this evening.”

On Twitter, Mid Beds MP, Nadine Dorries said that he “100% has her vote”.

 

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