Brexit deal: How many letters of no-confidence have ACTUALLY been received?

Posted on Nov 22 2018 - 12:04am by admin

Sir Graham Brady has said he has not even told his wife the number of letters of no confidence he has received. So far, 24 MPs have publicly confirmed they have sent letters and others have been rumoured to have done so. A total of 48 letters would be needed to trigger a leadership contest.

Steve Baker (Wycombe) is a former Brexit minister and he confirmed his resignation on October 22 and said there seemed “little point allowing the captain to continue steering the ship towards the rocks.”

Nadine Dorries (Mid Bedfordshire) said she had submitted her letter “some weeks ago”, adding “the writing has been on the wall for some time.”

Sheryl Murray (South-East Cornwall) confirmed she sent a letter to Sir Graham over concerns the UK may “leave the Common Fisheries in name only.”

Henry Smith (Crawley) confirmed his no confidence letter on Thursday in a separate letter to the prime minister.

Lee Rowley (North-East Derbyshire) told his regional TV news on November 15 he had submitted a letter.

Simon Clarke (Middlesborough South and East Cleveland) initially sent a letter of no confidence and then withdrew it earlier this year, before submitted it following the publication of the draft deal.

Jacob Rees-Mogg (Somerset North-East) staged a press conference outside the gates of Parliament to announce his loss of confidence in the Prime Minister.

Martin Vickers (Cleethorpeks) handed in his letter after the Chequers deal was agreed in July.

Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury) wrote to Sir Graham following the Chequers deal in the summer and confirmed last week the letter remains “live.”

Andrea Jenkyns (Morley & Outwood) said she put in her letter as early as June and has been vocal in calling for other Tory MPs to do the same.

Peter Bone (Wellingborough) told Newsnight on Thursday that he had sent in a letter.

James Duddrige (Rockford and Southend East) told reporters he had submitted his letter at the time of the Conservative conference.

Anne Marie Morris (Newton Abbott) said the prime minster is “not going to deliver Brexit” and there was “no question” the 8 threshold would be reached.

Philip Davies (Shipley) was one of the first to submit a letter in July.

Andrew Bridgen (North-West Leicestershire) wrote to Sir Graham on July 10 saying the Brexit negotiations “appear to have deteriorated into a state of complete capitulation.”

Adam Holloway (Gravesham) handed in his letter on November 15, saying “you can not have someone leading a mission who does not believe in the mission.”

John Whittingdale (Maldon) said on November 16 he had written to Sir Graham adding: “The agreement that is being proposed does not deliver Brexit in the way that I and many others want to see.”

Mark Francois (Rayleigh and Pickford) submitted his letter on November 16, describing the draft agreement as “truly awful”.

Maria Caulfield (Lewes) said on November 15 she had submitted a letter.

Ben Bradley (Mansfield and Warsop) confirmed he had sent his letter in October.

Chris Green (Bolton West & Atherton) said he was writing his letter “with a heavy heart.”

Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park and North Kingston) wrote in the Daily Telegraph on November 17 he declared no confidence in the PM “with huge reluctance” because her deal was “unacceptable to Leave and Remain voters alike.”

Sir William Cash (Stone) confirmed he had sent his letter on November 19.

Philip Hollobone (Kettering) said he sent his letter on the day David Davis resigned, four months ago.

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