Newest Brexit information: List of Cupboard members who have resigned over Might’s Brexit deal
With the future of Theresa Might’s Authorities hanging in the stability, a spate of Conservative MPs have written letters of no confidence in the Prime Minister in a bid to oust her as celebration chief.
To safe a vote on a brand new celebration chief, 15 per cent of Tory MPs would have to submit a no confidence letter to Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the Tory MP backbench committee known as the “1922 Committee”.
Beneath the sitting Authorities, that equates to 48 letters. Presently, 18 MPs are confirmed to have submitted letters.
Learn extra: What’s the 1922 committee, who’re its members and will they oust Theresa Might?
If the majority of Tory MPs have been to again the vote of no confidence, then a management contest can be referred to as.
The quantity of no confidence letters submitted to the 1922 committee, and the id of the senders, is often stored secret by the chairman.
However in the wake of Mrs Might’s draft Brexit proposal, which features a continuation of the customs union so as to clear up the drawback of the Irish border, many MPs have made their letters of no confidence public in protest.
These are the MPs known to have submitted letters of no confidence in the Prime Minister up to now:
The ardent Brexiteer handed a letter of no confidence to Sir Graham Brady on Thursday morning, heaping extra strain on Mrs Might.
The Tory backbencher raised the spectre of a management problem throughout a testy session in the Home of Commons on Thursday morning, when Mrs Might’s draft withdrawal plan got here beneath assault from throughout the flooring.
Extra: Learn Jacob Rees-Mogg’s letter of no confidence in full
Writing in the letter, he stated he had all the time needed to “avoid the disagreeable nature of a formal Vote of No Confidence” however felt he had no selection after seeing the wording of Mrs Might’s deal with the EU.
“Regrettably, the draft Withdrawal Agreement presented to Parliament today has turned out to be worse than anticipated and fails to meet the promises given to the nation by the Prime Minister, either on her own account or on behalf of us all in the Conservative Party Manifesto,” he wrote.
- 1 Simon Clarke MP
- 2 Henry Smith MP
- 3 Steven Baker MP
- 4 Sheryll Murray MP
- 5 Nadine Dorries MP
- 6 Martin Vickers MP
- 7 Lee Rowley MP
- 8 Laurence Robertson MP
- 9 Anne Marie Morris MP
- 10 Andrea Jenkyns MP
- 11 Andrew Bridgen MP
- 12 Philip Davies MP
- 13 James Duddridge MP
- 14 Ben Bradley MP
- 15 John Whittingdale MP
- 16 Peter Bone MP
- 17 Mark Francois MP
- 18 Maria Caulfield MP
Simon Clarke MP
After initially submitting his letter of no confidence earlier this yr after which withdrawing it, Mr Clarke confirmed he had resubmitted his letter to the 1922 committee on Thursday 15 November.
MP Simon Clarke leaves the ERG, he confirms Jacob Rees Mogg has submitted letter of no confidence and says he has too.
— Jessica Elgot (@jessicaelgot) November 15, 2018
Henry Smith MP
The MP for Crawley handed his letter in shortly after Mr Rees-Mogg on Thursday 15 November.
He has beforehand voiced concern about the course of Mrs Might’s Brexit deal, saying in July: “Last year I stool on an election promise to deliver the British people’s 2016 referendum decision to leave the EU, ECJ, Customs Union, Single Market and open border access. I work for my constituents and country first, and always.”
My letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister. pic.twitter.com/Bind9T7ogO
— Henry Smith MP 🇬🇧 (@HenrySmithUK) November 15, 2018
Steven Baker MP
The Conservative MP for Wycombe handed his letter to the Prime Minister on 22 October, however shared it on Twitter on Thursday 15 November following strikes from his different Tory friends.
He stated: “My letter to Sir Graham Brady of 22 October, when the Prime Minister’s article in The Sun persuaded me we could not separate the person from the policy. Sadly, the situation has only worsened in the intervening period.”
My letter to Sir Graham Brady of 22 October, when the Prime Minister’s article in The Solar persuaded me we couldn’t separate the individual from the coverage. Sadly, the state of affairs has solely worsened in the intervening interval. pic.twitter.com/43HWJgneVb
— Steve Baker MP (@SteveBakerHW) November 15, 2018
Sheryll Murray MP
The MP for South East Cornwall confirmed she had written to the chairman of the 1922 Committee on Thursday 15 November.
She stated: “I have lost confidence in the Brexit policy of the Prime Minister and have therefore written to the Chairman of the 1922 Committee asking for a vote to take place over her Leadership.”
I have misplaced confidence in the Brexit coverage of the Prime Minister and
have subsequently written to the Chairman of the 1922 Committee asking for
a vote to happen over her Management. pic.twitter.com/dvrJiIAMAC
— Sheryll Murray (@sheryllmurray) November 15, 2018
Nadine Dorries MP
Ms Dorries tweeted to affirm she had despatched her letter “some weeks ago” as an growing quantity of Tory MPs started to reveal theirs on Thursday 15 November.
“To be clear, I submitted my own letter to Graham Brady some weeks ago. The writing has been on the wall for some time,” she wrote.
To be clear, I submitted my very own letter to Graham Brady some weeks in the past. The writing has been on the wall for a while.
— Nadine Dorries (@NadineDorries) November 15, 2018
Martin Vickers MP
The MP for Cleethorpes confirmed he had submitted a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister on Thursday 15 November.
He stated: “Further concessions mean the Withdrawal Agreement is much worse than Chequers. Whilst I have great admiration for the Prime Minister, I cannot support a deal which fails to deliver what my constituents voted for in the referendum.”
I can’t help a deal which fails to ship what my constituents voted for in the referendum. pic.twitter.com/VHEUrLMzHt
— Martin Vickers MP (@MartinVickers) November 15, 2018
Lee Rowley MP
The MP for North East Derbyshire confirmed he had submitted his letter of no confidence on Thursday 15 November.
He later stated: “This morning I sat through the Prime Minister’s statement on the Brexit proposal. After two hours of listening, I’m afraid nothing convinced me that this is anything other than a bad deal. I cannot support, and will not vote, for this deal. It should be withdrawn immediately.”
EXCL: North East Derbyshire MP Lee Rowley (@Lee4NED) tells @itvcalendar he HAS submitted a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister.#Brexit @itvcalendar pic.twitter.com/4frWrhG5jo
— Joe Pike (@joepike) November 15, 2018
Laurence Robertson MP
The MP for Tewkesbury advised the BBC he had submitted his letter of no confidence in Theresa Might again in June, however needed to make it public for the first time on Thursday 15 November following comparable strikes from his Tory colleagues.
BREAKING: Tewkesbury MP Laurence Robertson says he is written a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister to the 1922 Committee. Talking to @BBCGlos he says he wrote it a couple of months in the past & has not withdrawn it. pic.twitter.com/HEY1fSnrPC
— BBC Radio Glos (@BBCGlos) November 15, 2018
Anne Marie Morris MP
The MP for Newton Abbot confirmed to Sky Information on Thursday 15 November that she had submitted a letter of no confidence in Theresa Might.
She later stated she couldn’t help Mrs Might’s deak, saying: “The PM is not delivering the Brexit people voted for.”
If the leaked info on the proposed Brexit deal is correct, I can’t help it. A NI answer which divides the UK and a non-regression clause to guarantee the UK can’t out compete the EU are utterly unacceptable. The PM isn’t delivering the Brexit individuals voted for.
— Anne Marie Morris MP (@AnneMarieMorris) November 14, 2018
Andrea Jenkyns MP
The Brexiteer MP confirmed she handed her letter of no confidence to the 1922 Committee again in July.
She urged different Tory MPs to comply with go well with after seeing the wording of Mrs Might’s draft Brexit deal:
Dismayed, disgusted. MPs get your letters in. The one means to save #Brexit is a brand new chief. The battle continues..
— Andrea Jenkyns MP #StandUp4Brexit (@andreajenkyns) November 14, 2018
From what MPs are telling me, extra letters have gone in. I have even had present ministers inform me that in a vote of no confidence they might vote Theresa Might out. She will battle it. However I’m assured she won’t win it. Time to save Brexit and our social gathering with a brand new chief.
— Andrea Jenkyns MP #StandUp4Brexit (@andreajenkyns) November 15, 2018
Andrew Bridgen MP
The MP for North West Leicestershire additionally submitted his letter again in July.
He wrote: “All we have requested from the Prime Minister, is that she sticks to what she has promised on repeated events when she declared that ‘Brexit means Brexit’, and pledged to take again management of our cash, borders and legal guidelines.
“But it now appears those promises are all a pretence and a charade intended to dupe the electorate, which is an insult to their intelligence.”
EXC: Letter of no confidence in the PM submitted by Tory backbencher Andrew Bridgen – first publicly confirmed that we have seen pic.twitter.com/YLXqz1FlzS
— Ross Kempsell (@rosskempsell) July 10, 2018
Philip Davies MP
The Shipley MP submitted his letter in July, saying the Chequers plan was “unacceptable”.
He stated he was involved that proposals to give EU residents preferential immigration standing for work and research “will go too far”.
Mr Davies wrote: “Politics is all about trust and once it is lost it is impossible to win back. Many people have told me that as a result of this they have lost trust in the PM to properly and fully deliver the referendum result. It is with much sadness that I have to say that I have also lost trust in her to deliver the referendum result too.”
James Duddridge MP
The previous minister and MP for Rochford and Southend East stated Mrs Might was “incapable” of delivering Brexit and ought to be changed as Prime Minister.
He submitted his letter in early October “with a heavy heart”, he stated.
In his e mail to the 1922 Committee, he stated: “We’d like a robust chief, somebody who believes in Brexit and somebody to ship what the citizens voted for.
“The Prime Minister seems incapable of doing this.”
Seems there’s a plan. That plan is Boris. #brexit
— James Duddridge MP (@JamesDuddridge) October 2, 2018
He has praised Boris Johnson and appeared to again him as the subsequent Conservative chief.
The MP for Gravesham introduced he had submitted his letter late on Thursday night time, citing the concept that “The country needs leadership.”
He was a signatory to the ERG letter of February 2018, urging the Prime Minister to stick the rules of her Lancaster Home speech.
Ben Bradley MP
The Guardian reported he had despatched letter in October. “Since I resigned in July it’s often been frustrating that so many colleagues who share my view remain in government and keep quiet,” he stated.
“Honestly the only way we’re going to change it is if the people who disagree all speak up.”
John Whittingdale MP
Former cupboard minister John Whittingdale tells me: “Yes, I have sent a letter to Graham Brady” – extra on @BBCr4today after the information
— Ross Hawkins (@rosschawkins) November 16, 2018
The previous cupboard minister advised BBC Radio four that he had submitted a letter.
Peter Bone MP
On a BBC Newsnight look, the Conservative MP for Wellingborough, who savaged Theresa Might’s Brexit deal in the Home of Commons yesterday, additionally stated that he had submitted a letter.
Conservative MP Peter Bone – who isn’t backing Theresa Might’s deal – confirms he has submitted his letter of no confidence in her
@PeterBoneUK | #newsnight pic.twitter.com/DKSdRErGQu
— BBC Newsnight (@BBCNewsnight) November 15, 2018
Mark Francois MP
Mr Fancois had pleaded with Mrs Might in the Commons on Thursday that she “accept the political reality of the situation you now face”.
The subsequent day he confirmed he had submitted a letter as a result of he felt the Prime Ministers “never listens”.
Maria Caulfield MP
The Lewes MP stated Theresa Might had “tried hard” however deal didn’t ship on what was promised.