ANDOVER'S MP has confirmed he will be 'backing Boris' as the Prime Minister faces a vote of no confidence later today (Monday, June 6).

As previously reported, Boris Johnson is facing a vote of no confidence by Tory MPs amid anger across the party at the disclosures over lockdown parties in Downing Street.

Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee, confirmed in a statement that he has now received the 54 letters from Conservative MPs needed to trigger a vote.

The vote – by secret ballot – will take place at Westminster on Monday between 6pm and 8pm, with the count to take place immediately afterwards.

It comes after a steady stream of Tory MPs called publicly for the Prime Minister to stand down in the wake of Sue Gray’s report into breaches of the Covid regulations in No 10 and Whitehall.

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Reacting to the news, Policing Minister and Conservative MP for North West Hampshire, Kit Malthouse, said: “I’ll be backing Boris Johnson this evening.

"He’s got Brexit done, delivered the fastest vaccine rollout in Europe, and quickly restored our freedoms. Now, he’s standing up to Putin and helping families meet the cost of living.

"We must come together and get on with our job.”

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