A former Vote Leave best friend of Boris Johnson has joined the refrain of Conservative complaint of the Prime Minister over the Partygate scandal.
Former Cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom stated Mr Johnson was once chargeable for “unacceptable failures of leadership” in No 10.
Ms Leadsom did indirectly name for him to hand over, however in a letter to constituents stated: “Each of my Conservative MP colleagues and I must now decide individually on what is the right course of action that will restore confidence in our Government.”
Her intervention is very important and is prone to spark an extra wave of Tory letter writers, as prompt by way of former Tory chief William Hague.
He instructed Times Radio: “I said this was a slow fuse. Well, such a letter from I guess a senior figure, Andrea Leadsom, is the fuse.
“The fuse is getting closer to the dynamite here and it’s speeding up.
“So I think that’s just another indication the Conservative Party is moving faster towards a vote of confidence.
It comes with the Prime Minister facing a growing drumbeat of Tory MPs calling for him to go, raising the prospect of a confidence vote in his leadership.
Yesterday senior Brexiteer Andrew Bridgen emailed his North West Leicestershire constituents on Monday to say he has resubmitted his letter of no confidence in Mr Johnson following “further revelations over the past week”, which noticed the newsletter of the long-awaited Sue Gray Partygate document.
He at the beginning submitted a letter in January 2022 however withdrew it in March, arguing it was once now not suitable to carry a self assurance vote amid the preventing in Ukraine.
Other Tories additionally withdrew their make stronger within the Prime Minister the day before today, with former Attorney General Jeremy Wright mentioning occasions in Downing Street had led to “real and lasting damage” to the Government’s authority and that he had concluded “with regret” that Mr Johnson will have to pass.
Carshalton and Wallington MP Elliot Colburn additionally published he had submitted a letter of no self assurance in Mr Johnson.
And a fourth Tory MP, Nickie Aiken, prompt the Prime Minister will have to put up himself to a self assurance vote to finish the “speculation” over his long run.
Mr Johnson is anticipated to stand a management problem any day now, because the gradual drip of no self assurance letters turned into a gradual circulate after the Gray document was once revealed.
But even supposing the magic selection of 54 letters is reached this week, a no self assurance vote could be not on time till subsequent week to stop the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend from being overshadowed.
This tale is being up to date.