After dozens of MPs triggered a vote of confidence in Theresa Could’s management, who can the prime minister rely on for assist?
A Sky Information evaluation has revealed no less than 141 Conservative MPs have publicly expressed their assist for Theresa Could. Amongst them are:
Setting 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 arduous for our nation and nobody is best positioned to make sure we ship on the British folks’s determination to depart the EU.”
Overseas Secretary Jeremy Hunt: “I’m backing Theresa Could tonight. Being PM most troublesome job possible proper now and the very last thing the nation wants is a harmful and lengthy management contest.”
Residence Secretary Sajid Javid: “The very last thing our nation wants proper now’s a Conservative Celebration management election. Will likely be seen as self-indulgent and unsuitable. PM has my full assist.”
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Communities Secretary James Brokenshire: “Now will not be the time for this distraction and much more uncertainty. We have to get behind the Prime Minister in the most effective pursuits of our nation.”
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Deputy celebration chairman James Cleverly: “I’ll, in fact, be voting in assist of Theresa Could.”
The UK modified Prime Minister in Could 1940 – in the course of a monstrously better nationwide disaster than this. If it needs to be achieved, it needs to be achieved. @conservatives
— Bernard Jenkin (@bernardjenkin) December 12, 2018
I take it that these cupboard ministers defending the PM this morning, won’t put their title in to succeed her if there’s a management election? I hope colleagues will vote the correct means this night. It’s time that we had a brand new chief to save lots of Brexit, and unite our nation.
— Andrea Jenkyns MP #StandUp4Brexit (@andreajenkyns) December 12, 2018
Chancellor Philip Hammond: “The Prime Minister has labored arduous within the Nationwide curiosity because the 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.”
Totally dismayed on the sheer indulgence being proven by a few of my parliamentary colleagues right now of Nationwide disaster. Fairly why they assume a change in chief is the correct 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 vital 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 love the grit and dedication the Prime Minister has proven and I strongly assist her. The very last thing companies throughout our nation want at this significant time is much more uncertainty. I hope all my colleagues will be part of me & again Theresa Could.”
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 cannot see how the PM can limp on with 48 of her personal again benches having no confidence in her. She might go immediately following the vote attributable to 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 Could tonight. This can be a completely inappropriate time to have a contest.”
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss: “I absolutely assist the Prime Minister and imagine it will be fully unsuitable to have a management election now. She is the correct individual to ship Brexit and has proven herself to be robust and decided.”
Worldwide Improvement Secretary Penny Mordaunt: “The Prime Minister has my full assist, not least as a result of she has all the time achieved what she firmly believes is within the nationwide curiosity. Our nation wants us all to struggle for a very good deal and put together for a no deal senario. All eyes and arms ought to be on that job.”
MP for Totnes, Sarah Wollaston: “I hope the ERG (European Analysis Group, led by Jacob Rees-Mogg) lose badly and we will see the again of their pompous threats for a 12 months.”
Overseas Workplace Minister Sir Alan Duncan: “For the sake of nation, Authorities and Celebration I urge all my fellow Conservative MPs to vote for Theresa Could this night. Altering the PM at this vital second in historical past can be an enormous mistake. Stick together with her and let’s have a look at it by!”
Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay: “I absolutely 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 Could continues to work with immense integrity to keep away from the polarising risks of no-deal/no-Brexit. And I’ll in fact be voting for her tonight.”
Minister of State for Well being, Stephen Hammond: “I will probably 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 arduous border in NI.”
MP for Windsor, Adam Afriyie: “I will be supporting the PM tonight. It is a robust job, the hardest potential proper now, and she or he has my full assist in securing our departure from the EU.”
MP for North Devon, Peter Heaton-Jones: Theresa Could has my full assist. To vary our chief and prime minister at this significant time can be unsuitable for the celebration and, extra importantly, for the nation. Sure, I’m loyal, and I put on that badge with pleasure.
In the meantime, listed here are the Tories who we all know are calling for Mrs Could to go:
The Nation wants a brand new chief, it’s time for Mrs Could to resign.
— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) December 12, 2018
The important thing Brexiteer claimed Mrs Could had damaged her personal phrase with the Brexit draft deal. “It’s of appreciable significance that politicians stick 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 Could to go. She tweeted: “From dancing queen to drama queen. “Why hold preventing 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 Could’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 Could in July, saying he “misplaced belief” in her means to ship the EU referendum consequence.
The MP for Rochford and Southend East says Mrs Could’s draft settlement doesn’t ship the Brexit his constituents voted for and he “won’t assist it”.
The previous cupboard minister mentioned that Mrs Could must resign if her Brexit deal is voted down in parliament.
The Crawley MP has mentioned Mrs Could’s Brexit plan threatens the UK’s integrity. “I work for my constituents and nation, on studying the doc, Theresa Could’s Brexit technique works for neither,” he mentioned.
The Tewkesbury MP admitted to sending a no confidence letter with reference to Mrs Could’s Brexit draft settlement.
The MP for North East Derbyshire mentioned he can’t vote or assist Mrs Could’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 ought to be withdrawn instantly,” he mentioned.
The Lewes MP has described Mrs Could’s Brexit draft settlement as a “disastrous deal for the nation”. She added: “We’ll neither be within the EU nor an impartial nation. It is a betrayal of the referendum and of our manifesto and I will probably be voting in opposition to it.”
Mr Francois despatched the 19th letter of no confidence and mentioned it was “one thing I by no means thought I might 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 means correct, you aren’t delivering the Brexit folks 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 working the ship in direction of the rocks” in his letter of no confidence.
The MP for Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, beforehand advised that Mrs Could’s Brexit draft settlement was “merely not acceptable”.
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The Newton Abbot MP mentioned she can’t assist Mrs Could’s Brexit deal. “A NI resolution 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 will not be delivering the Brexit folks voted for.”
Mr Holloway described the prime minister as a “exceptional girl” 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 need 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 won’t assist ship that consequence.”
The Yeovil MP – a public supporter of marketing campaign group Depart Means Depart – mentioned the deal proposed by Theresa Could 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 individual 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 will not be 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 in opposition to our manifesto pledges and that could be a scenario through which a main minister would not have a mandate for what she’s attempting 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 Could 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 now we have been offered with is unacceptable to Depart and Stay voters alike.
“It has near zero probability of constructing it by 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 present on provide 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 concept in any respect” what number of of his colleagues have achieved 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 revealed.
He desires a brand new chief who will probably be “crystal clear” the UK will revert to buying and selling with the EU on World Organisation phrases from 29 March – usually generally known as a tough Brexit – earlier than then constructing a “constructive relationship with our European companions”.
The previous Northern Eire secretary is known to be saying he has submitted a no confidence letter within the Day by day Telegraph.
Sky Information is aware of of 1 MP who has submitted a letter however will not be making their title public. They advised Sky Information: “She will probably be passed by Christmas. She is now doing extra hurt than good. Her delaying the [Brexit deal] vote made it appear to be she was attempting to save lots of her personal political pores and skin – reasonably than save the deal.”