Boris Johnson: Blow to ‘untenable’ PM as brexiteer Tory MP submits no confidence letter | UK | News
Mr Bridgen, who supported Mr Johnson in taking over Britain’s leadership in 2019 told The Telegraph’s Chopper’s Politics podcast he should stand aside within three months. Bridgen is the fifth Conservative MP to publicly call for the Prime Minister to quit this week after Douglas Ross, Sir Roger Gale, William Wragg and Caroline Nokes.
Writing for The Telegraph, Mr Bridgen warned of “a moral vacuum at the heart of our Government” in the wake of the “partygate” revelations.
He wrote: “Sadly, the Prime Minister’s position has become untenable.
“Leadership is not just about the job title, or even making big decisions – it is equally about having a moral compass, of knowing not just right from left but right from wrong.”
Should more than 54 Conservative MPs submit a letter of no confidence to Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 committee, Boris could be ousted and a vote on the leadership held.
The Telegraph reported that as many as 30 letters of no confidence in Mr Johnson have now been submitted by Tories, a direct result of the ongoing chaos in Downing Street.
The 57-year-old prominent Brexiteer’s letter comes at a time when more revelations emerged about parties at Downing Street at the time of lockdown, leading to a massive public outcry.
He said: “As more and more revelations have been published, and I fear more are yet to come out, it is clear that not only were rules broken in Downing Street but that the initial response was to stretch the truth about them being broken too.
“Claims by the Prime Minister that he did not know that he was attending a party seem at best misguided and at worst cynical.
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Meanwhile, the chairman and officers of Sutton Coldfield Conservative Association have unanimously (10-0) passed a motion calling for Boris Johnson to stand down on Thursday night.
Sutton is a Tory stronghold in the West Midlands conurbation and was the only Tory-held seat in Birmingham from 1997 to 2019.