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Which Tory MPs have sent letters of no confidence in Prime Minister Theres May?



  1. ITV Report

Sir Graham Brady has not even told his wife the actual figure. Credit: PA

Brexit-backing Conservative MP Anne Marie Morris has said there is "no question" the threshold of 48 letters from Conservative MPs required to trigger a ballot would be crossed this week.

Sir Graham Brady – And That Is Sir Graham himself, who says he has not told his wife the actual figure.

So far, 23 MPs have publicly confirmed they have sent in letters, with others widely rumored to have done so.

MPs who have publicly confirmed they have written to Sir Graham Brady to trigger a vote of no confidence. Credit: UK Parliament / PA

Mr Baker wrote on October 22 there seemed "little point allowing the captain to continue steering the ship towards the rocks".

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  • Nadine Dorries (Mid-Bedfordshire)

Ms Dorries said on November 15 she submitted her letter "Some weeks ago", adding: "The writing has been on the wall for some time."

  • Sheryll Murray (South-East Cornwall)

Ms Murray issued a statement on November 15 confirming she sent a letter to Sir Graham over concerns the UK may "leave the Common Fisheries Policy in name only".

Mr Smith posted a picture of his letter on Government's draft Withdrawal Agreement on November 15.

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  • Lee Rowley (North-East Derbyshire)

Mr Rowley told his regional TV news on November 15 he submitted a letter.

  • Simon Clarke (Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland)

Mr Clarke initially sent a letter of no confidence and then withdrew it earlier this year, before resubminging it on the publication of the draft deal.

  • Jacob Rees-Mogg (Somerset North-East)

The chairman of the European Research Group spoke to members of the press outside the gates of Parliament to announce his loss of confidence in the Prime Minister.

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg speaking outside the Houses of Parliament after handing in his letter of no confidence to Sir Graham Brady Credit: Stefan Rousseau / PA
  • Martin Vickers (Cleethorpes)

Mr Vickers handed in his letter after the Chequers deal was agreed in July.

  • Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury)

Mr Robertson wrote to Sir Graham following the Chequers deal in the summer, and confirmed last week the letter remains "live".

  • Andrea Jenkyns (Morley & Outwood)

Ms Jenkyns 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 & Rushden)

Mr Bone told Newsnight on November 15 he had submitted his letter.

Conservative MP for Wellingborough and Rushden Peter Bone. Credit: PA
  • James Duddridge (Rochford and Southend East)

Told the Press Association at the time of the Conservative conference in September he had handed his letter.

  • Anne Marie Morris (Newton Abbott)

Ms Morris the Prime Minister is "not going to deliver Brexit" and there was
"no question" the 48 threshold would be reached.

Mr Davies was one of the first to submit a letter, in July.

  • Andrew Bridgen (North-West Leicestershire)

Mr Bridgen wrote to Sir Graham on July 10, saying the Brexit talks "seem to have deteriorated into a state of complete capitulation".

  • Adam Holloway (Gravesham)

Mr Holloway announced on November 15 he had handed a letter saying: "You can not have someone leading a mission who does not believe in the mission."

  • John Whittingdale (Maldon)

Mr Whittingdale said on November 16 he had written to Sir Graham, adding: "The agreement that is being proposed does not deliver in the way that I and many others want to see."

  • Mark Francois (Rayleigh and Wickford)

Mr Francois submitted his letter on November 16, describing the draft agreement as "truly awful" and complaining the PM had been surrounded throughout the negotiations by "a preetary guard of high pro-EU senior civil servants who never accepted the result of the referendum ".

Conservative MP for Lewes Maria Caulfield. Credit: PA

Ms Caulfield said on November 15 she submitted a letter.

  • Ben Bradley (Mansfield and Warsop)

Mr Bradley submitted a letter on November 15, saying the proposed deal was "simply not acceptable".

  • Chris Green (Bolton West & Atherton)

Mr Green said on November 16 he was putting in a letter "with a heavy heart".

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  • Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park and North Kingston)

Mr Goldsmith wrote in The Daily Telegraph on November 17 saying he had no confidence in the PM "with huge reluctance" because her deal was "unacceptable to leave and remain voters alike".

Sir Cash confirmed on November 19 that he has put his letter in.

Two Conservative MPs who are widely reported to have submitted the letters told that they are not confirming publicly whether they have in fact done so.

Marcus Fysh told PA the question of whether letters were submitted to "a private thing between Graham Brady and an MP".

But he added: "I have been disillusioned for a long time and I think we need a leader who can reset the policy and if she is not willing to, we need someone else."

David Jones said: "I have not made public whether or not I submitted a no confidence letter."

Last updated on Mon 19 Nov 2018


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