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Full list: the Tories calling for Boris to go

The PM is now facing the gravest peril of his premiership. Will he survive?

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Boris Johnson is now facing the gravest peril of his premiership. A rising number of Conservative MPs have broken cover to publicly join calls for the PM to go, amid rising concern about what Johnson’s survival means for their electoral prospects. So will the threshold of 54 Tory MPs – the number needed to trigger a vote of no confidence in Boris – actually be reached? Mr S is keeping tabs below…

MPs who have submitted a letter to the 1922 committee chairman:

1. Sir Roger Gale MP: ‘Enough is enough, a red line has been crossed’

2. Will Wragg MP: ‘A series of unforced errors are deeply damaging to the perception of the party. The Prime Minister’s position is untenable.’

3. Douglas Ross MP: ‘I don’t want to be in this position, but I am in this position now, where I don’t think he can continue as leader of the Conservatives.’

4. Caroline Nokes MP: ‘He’s damaging us now, he’s damaging the entire Conservative brand’

5. Andrew Bridgen MP: ‘With a heavy heart, I must inform you I have submitted my letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister’

6. Tim Loughton MP: ‘I have regretfully come to the conclusion that Boris Johnson’s position is now untenable, that his resignation is the only way to bring this whole unfortunate episode to an end and I am working with colleagues to impress that view on Number 10.’

7. Andrew Mitchell MP: ‘He no longer enjoys my support.’

8. Peter Aldous MP: ‘After a great deal of soul-searching, I have reached the conclusion that the Prime Minister should resign. I have never taken such action before and had hoped that I would not be put in such an invidious position.’

9. Tobias Ellwood MP: ‘I don’t think the Prime Minister realises how worried colleagues are in every corner of the party.’

10. Anthony Mangnall MP: ‘I can no longer support the PM. His actions and mistruths are overshadowing the extraordinary work of so many excellent ministers and colleagues.

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