After dozens of MPs triggered a vote of confidence in Theresa Might’s management, who can the prime minister depend on for assist?
A Sky Information evaluation has revealed not less than 128 Conservative MPs have publicly expressed their assist for Theresa Might. Amongst them are:
Surroundings Secretary and main Brexiteer Michael Gove: “I’m backing the Prime Minister 100% – and I urge each Conservative MP to do the identical. She is battling onerous for our nation and nobody is best positioned to make sure we ship on the British individuals’s determination to go away the EU.”
International Secretary Jeremy Hunt: “I’m backing Theresa Might tonight. Being PM most troublesome job conceivable proper now and the very last thing the nation wants is a harmful and lengthy management contest.”
House Secretary Sajid Javid: “The very last thing our nation wants proper now’s a Conservative Social gathering management election. Might be seen as self-indulgent and unsuitable. PM has my full assist.”
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Communities Secretary James Brokenshire: “Now just isn’t the time for this distraction and much more uncertainty. We have to get behind the Prime Minister in the very best pursuits of our nation.”
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Deputy social gathering chairman James Cleverly: “I’ll, after all, be voting in assist of Theresa Might.”
The UK modified Prime Minister in Might 1940 – in the course of a monstrously higher nationwide disaster than this. If it must be completed, it must be completed. @conservatives
— Bernard Jenkin (@bernardjenkin) December 12, 2018
I take it that these cupboard ministers defending the PM this morning, is not going to put their title in to succeed her if there’s a management election? I hope colleagues will vote the fitting method this night. It’s time that we had a brand new chief to avoid wasting Brexit, and unite our nation.
— Andrea Jenkyns MP #StandUp4Brexit (@andreajenkyns) December 12, 2018
Chancellor Philip Hammond: “The Prime Minister has labored onerous within the Nationwide curiosity for the reason that day she took workplace and may have my full assist within the vote tonight. Her deal means we depart the EU on time, whist defending our jobs and our companies.”
Completely dismayed on the sheer indulgence being proven by a few of my parliamentary colleagues right now of Nationwide disaster. Fairly why they suppose a change in chief is the fitting plan of action is past me.
— Heidi Allen MP (@heidiallen75) December 12, 2018
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd: “The PM has my full assist. At this essential time we have to assist and work with the PM to ship on leaving the EU, and our home agenda.”
Enterprise Secretary Greg Clarke: “I like the grit and willpower the Prime Minister has proven and I strongly assist her. The very last thing companies throughout our nation want at this important time is much more uncertainty. I hope all my colleagues will be a part of me & again Theresa Might.”
My letter to Sir Graham Brady pic.twitter.com/aG7OcvA68O
— Owen Paterson MP (@OwenPaterson) December 12, 2018
Well being Secretary Matt Hancock: “I am voting for the Prime Minister tonight and urge all colleagues to do the identical. We must always all be targeted on coming collectively for the sake of the way forward for the nation.”
De facto deputy prime minister David Lidington mentioned the PM “has my full assist”.
I can’t see how the PM can limp on with 48 of her personal again benches having no confidence in her. She might go instantly following the vote resulting from dropping or within the days after as a result of she has misplaced authority and a majority to manipulate.
— James Duddridge MP (@JamesDuddridge) December 12, 2018
Worldwide Commerce Secretary Liam Fox: “I’ll assist the Prime Minister Theresa Might tonight. This can be a completely inappropriate time to have a contest.”
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss: “I totally assist the Prime Minister and imagine it will be fully unsuitable to have a management election now. She is the fitting particular person to ship Brexit and has proven herself to be sturdy and decided.”
Worldwide Improvement Secretary Penny Mordaunt: “The Prime Minister has my full assist, not least as a result of she has at all times completed what she firmly believes is within the nationwide curiosity. Our nation wants us all to battle for an excellent deal and put together for a no deal senario. All eyes and palms must be on that activity.”
MP for Totnes, Sarah Wollaston: “I hope the ERG (European Analysis Group, led by Jacob Rees-Mogg) lose badly and we are able to see the again of their pompous threats for a 12 months.”
International Workplace Minister Sir Alan Duncan: “For the sake of nation, Authorities and Social gathering I urge all my fellow Conservative MPs to vote for Theresa Might this night. Altering the PM at this essential second in historical past could be a large mistake. Stick together with her and let’s have a look at it by means of!”
Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay: “I totally assist the PM. The PM is working in our nationwide curiosity and this distraction dangers damaging uncertainty.”
Minister of State and the Justice Division, Rory Stewart: “Theresa Might continues to work with immense integrity to keep away from the polarising risks of no-deal/no-Brexit. And I’ll after all be voting for her tonight.”
Minister of State for Well being, Stephen Hammond: “I shall be supporting the Prime Minister in tonight’s confidence vote. That is in regards to the nationwide curiosity not personalities and bare ambition.”
MP for Thirsk, Malton & Filey, Kevin Hollinrake: “100% supporting the PM in tonight’s vote. Really easy to criticise from the sidelines however no different deal delivers on pre-referendum guarantees of frictionless commerce, finish to free motion, no EU price range contribution, Impartial commerce offers and no onerous border in NI.”
MP for Windsor, Adam Afriyie: “I will be supporting the PM tonight. It is a powerful job, the hardest potential proper now, and he or she has my full assist in securing our departure from the EU.”
MP for North Devon, Peter Heaton-Jones: Theresa Might has my full assist. To alter our chief and prime minister at this important time could be unsuitable for the social gathering and, extra importantly, for the nation. Sure, I’m loyal, and I put on that badge with delight.
In the meantime, listed here are the Tories who we all know are calling for Mrs Might to go:
The Nation wants a brand new chief, it’s time for Mrs Might to resign.
— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) December 12, 2018
The important thing Brexiteer claimed Mrs Might had damaged her personal phrase with the Brexit draft deal. “It’s of appreciable significance that politicians keep on with their commitments or don’t make such commitments within the first place. Regrettably, this isn’t the scenario,” he mentioned.
The professional-Brexit MP has mentioned it’s time for Theresa Might to go. She tweeted: “From dancing queen to drama queen. “Why preserve combating on prime minister, it’s actually time to let somebody who believes in Brexit and respects the democratic determination of the referendum to guide these negotiations.”
The MP for North West Leicestershire calls on his Brexiteer cupboard colleagues to resign. He described Mrs Might’s draft settlement as “the worst deal since Olaf the Horrible ordered 1,000 Viking helmets with the horns on the within”.
Mr Davies submitted his letter of no confidence in Mrs Might in July, saying he “misplaced belief” in her skill to ship the EU referendum end result.
The MP for Rochford and Southend East says Mrs Might’s draft settlement doesn’t ship the Brexit his constituents voted for and he “is not going to assist it”.
The previous cupboard minister mentioned that Mrs Might must resign if her Brexit deal is voted down in parliament.
The Crawley MP has mentioned Mrs Might’s Brexit plan threatens the UK’s integrity. “I work for my constituents and nation, on studying the doc, Theresa Might’s Brexit technique works for neither,” he mentioned.
The Tewkesbury MP admitted to sending a no confidence letter with regard to Mrs Might’s Brexit draft settlement.
The MP for North East Derbyshire mentioned he can’t vote or assist Mrs Might’s Brexit draft deal. “After two hours of listening, I am afraid nothing satisfied me that that is something apart from a nasty deal. I can’t assist, and won’t vote, for this deal. It must be withdrawn instantly,” he mentioned.
The Lewes MP has described Mrs Might’s Brexit draft settlement as a “disastrous deal for the nation”. She added: “We are going to neither be within the EU nor an impartial nation. It is a betrayal of the referendum and of our manifesto and I shall be voting towards it.”
Mr Francois despatched the 19th letter of no confidence and mentioned it was “one thing I by no means thought I’d ever do”.
Mr Vickers, MP for Cleethorpes, mentioned that whereas he has nice admiration for the prime minister, he “can’t assist a deal which fails to ship what my constituents voted for within the referendum”.
Ms Dorries mentioned she submitted her letter of no confidence to Graham Brady “some weeks in the past”. She added: “The writing has been on the wall for a while.”
The MP for Wellingborough and Rushden warned the prime minister that she would lose the assist of Conservative MPs if she went forward together with her Brexit draft deal. He mentioned: “Is the prime minister conscious that if the media stories of the EU settlement are in any method correct, you aren’t delivering the Brexit individuals voted for?”
The MP for South East Cornwall mentioned she has “misplaced confidence within the Brexit coverage of the prime minister and have due to this fact written to the chairman of the 1922 Committee asking for a vote to happen over her management”.
The MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland mentioned the Brexit draft deal represents “a disastrous failure of coverage”.
The MP for Wycombe mentioned there appears “little level permitting the captain to proceed operating the ship in direction of the rocks” in his letter of no confidence.
The MP for Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, beforehand recommended that Mrs Might’s Brexit draft settlement was “merely not acceptable”.
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The Newton Abbot MP mentioned she can’t assist Mrs Might’s Brexit deal. “A NI answer which divides the UK and a non-regression clause to make sure the UK can’t out compete the EU are fully unacceptable. The PM just isn’t delivering the Brexit individuals voted for.”
Mr Holloway described the prime minister as a “outstanding lady” however mentioned “you cannot have somebody main a mission who doesn’t imagine within the mission.”
The MP for Bolton West and Atherton mentioned he delivered his letter of no confidence “with a heavy coronary heart”. He mentioned: “My constituents desire a clear break from the European Union, taking again management of our legal guidelines, our borders, our cash and our commerce. The withdrawal proposal from the prime minister is not going to assist ship that end result.”
The Yeovil MP – a public supporter of marketing campaign group Depart Means Depart – mentioned the deal proposed by Theresa Might didn’t honour the results of the referendum.
He advised Sky Information: “That is in regards to the coverage, we have to get it modified. There’s a level the place a sure coverage, ought to the appeals for change not be listened to, the place the particular person behind that coverage turns into the issue.
“Sadly that’s the place we at the moment are. The deal that the prime minister has proposed just isn’t within the nationwide curiosity and the citizens’s belief in her is ebbing away.
“It would not honour the results of the referendum, it goes towards our manifesto pledges and that could be a scenario through which a main minister would not have a mandate for what she’s making an attempt to do.
“I would love her to step down.”
The Richmond MP and failed Tory London mayoral candidate revealed he has joined those that have despatched a letter of no confidence in Mrs Might to Sir Graham Brady in a newspaper article.
Writing within the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Goldsmith mentioned that the PM’s plan meant “in impact, Britain would stay within the EU, however with out having any say”.
“Had that been the selection, I personally would have voted to Stay,” he mentioned.
“The withdrawal settlement we have now been introduced with is unacceptable to Depart and Stay voters alike.
“It has near zero likelihood of creating it by means of Parliament and with solely 5 months remaining, we can’t afford to waste any extra time on it.”
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The veteran eurosceptic MP confirmed in an interview with BBC Radio Stoke that he had submitted a letter of no confidence within the prime minister.
He mentioned the Brexit deal at the moment on supply doesn’t fulfil earlier guarantees.
The Kettering MP revealed he submitted a no confidence letter in July, when David Davis resigned as Brexit secretary. He advised BBC radio Northamptonshire he had “no thought in any respect” what number of of his colleagues have completed the identical.
The Northampton South MP submitted a letter of no confidence after the PM’s Brexit deal was signed off by EU leaders at a Brussels summit on 25 November.
He attacked the “appalling mismanagement of the negotiations” and claimed the Brexit settlement is “worse than staying within the EU”.
The Reigate MP submitted a letter of no confidence after the PM’s Brexit deal was printed.
He needs a brand new chief who shall be “crystal clear” the UK will revert to buying and selling with the EU on World Organisation phrases from 29 March – typically generally known as a tough Brexit – earlier than then constructing a “optimistic relationship with our European companions”.
The previous Northern Eire secretary is known to be asserting he has submitted a no confidence letter within the Each day Telegraph.
Sky Information is aware of of 1 MP who has submitted a letter however just isn’t making their title public. They advised Sky Information: “She shall be passed by Christmas. She is now doing extra hurt than good. Her delaying the [Brexit deal] vote made it appear like she was making an attempt to avoid wasting her personal political pores and skin – moderately than save the deal.”