After dozens of MPs triggered a vote of confidence in Theresa Might’s management, who can the prime minister depend on for help?
A Sky Information evaluation has revealed not less than 154 Conservative MPs have publicly expressed their help for Theresa Might. 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 choice to go away the EU.”
International Secretary Jeremy Hunt: “I’m backing Theresa Might tonight. Being PM most tough job possible proper now and the very last thing the nation wants is a dangerous and lengthy management contest.”
House Secretary Sajid Javid: “The very last thing our nation wants proper now could be a Conservative Social gathering management election. Might be seen as self-indulgent and unsuitable. PM has my full help.”
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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 occasion chairman James Cleverly: “I’ll, in fact, be voting in help 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 carried out, it must be carried out. @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 precise manner 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 help 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 precise plan of action is past me.
— Heidi Allen MP (@heidiallen75) December 12, 2018
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd: “The PM has my full help. At this essential time we have to help 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 help 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 centered on coming collectively for the sake of the way forward for the nation.”
De facto deputy prime minister David Lidington stated the PM “has my full help”.
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 resulting from shedding or within the days after as a result of she has misplaced authority and a majority to control.
— James Duddridge MP (@JamesDuddridge) December 12, 2018
Worldwide Commerce Secretary Liam Fox: “I’ll help the Prime Minister Theresa Might tonight. It is a completely inappropriate time to have a contest.”
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss: “I absolutely help the Prime Minister and consider it might be utterly unsuitable to have a management election now. She is the precise particular person to ship Brexit and has proven herself to be sturdy and decided.”
Worldwide Growth Secretary Penny Mordaunt: “The Prime Minister has my full help, not least as a result of she has all the time carried out what she firmly believes is within the nationwide curiosity. Our nation wants us all to combat for an excellent deal and put together for a no deal senario. All eyes and arms ought to be on that process.”
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.”
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 can be an enormous mistake. Stick along with her and let’s examine it via!”
Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay: “I absolutely help 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 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 funds contribution, Unbiased commerce offers and no arduous border in NI.”
MP for Windsor, Adam Afriyie: “I will be supporting the PM tonight. It is a powerful job, the hardest doable proper now, and he or she has my full help in securing our departure from the EU.”
MP for North Devon, Peter Heaton-Jones: Theresa Might has my full help. To alter our chief and prime minister at this important time can be unsuitable for the occasion and, extra importantly, for the nation. Sure, I’m loyal, and I put on that badge with pleasure.
In the meantime, listed below 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 follow their commitments or don’t make such commitments within the first place. Regrettably, this isn’t the state of affairs,” he stated.
The professional-Brexit MP has stated it’s time for Theresa Might to go. She tweeted: “From dancing queen to drama queen. “Why hold preventing on prime minister, it’s really time to let somebody who believes in Brexit and respects the democratic choice of the referendum to steer 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 capability to ship the EU referendum outcome.
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 help it”.
The previous cupboard minister stated that Mrs Might must resign if her Brexit deal is voted down in parliament.
The Crawley MP has stated 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 stated.
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 stated he can not vote or help Mrs Might’s Brexit draft deal. “After two hours of listening, I am afraid nothing satisfied me that that is something aside from a nasty deal. I can not help, and won’t vote, for this deal. It ought to be withdrawn instantly,” he stated.
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 will probably be voting towards it.”
Mr Francois despatched the 19th letter of no confidence and stated it was “one thing I by no means thought I might ever do”.
Mr Vickers, MP for Cleethorpes, stated that whereas he has nice admiration for the prime minister, he “can not help a deal which fails to ship what my constituents voted for within the referendum”.
Ms Dorries stated 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 help of Conservative MPs if she went forward along with her Brexit draft deal. He stated: “Is the prime minister conscious that if the media experiences of the EU settlement are in any manner correct, you aren’t delivering the Brexit folks voted for?”
The MP for South East Cornwall stated she has “misplaced confidence within 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”.
The MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland stated the Brexit draft deal represents “a disastrous failure of coverage”.
The MP for Wycombe stated there appears “little level permitting the captain to proceed operating the ship in the 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 stated she can not help Mrs Might’s Brexit deal. “A NI answer which divides the UK and a non-regression clause to make sure the UK can not out compete the EU are utterly unacceptable. The PM just isn’t delivering the Brexit folks voted for.”
Mr Holloway described the prime minister as a “outstanding girl” however stated “you can’t have somebody main a mission who doesn’t consider within the mission.”
The MP for Bolton West and Atherton stated he delivered his letter of no confidence “with a heavy coronary heart”. He stated: “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 outcome.”
The Yeovil MP – a public supporter of marketing campaign group Depart Means Depart – stated the deal proposed by Theresa Might didn’t honour the results of the referendum.
He instructed 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 are actually. 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 does not honour the results of the referendum, it goes towards our manifesto pledges and that may be a state of affairs wherein a major minister does 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 stated 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 stated.
“The withdrawal settlement we’ve got been introduced with is unacceptable to Depart and Stay voters alike.
“It has near zero likelihood of creating it via Parliament and with solely 5 months remaining, we can not 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 stated 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 instructed BBC radio Northamptonshire he had “no thought in any respect” what number of of his colleagues have carried out 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 needs 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 often called 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 instructed 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 seem like she was making an attempt to save lots of her personal political pores and skin – relatively than save the deal.”