Who are the Tory MPs calling for Boris Johnson to resign, and who have sent in letters demanding confidence vote?

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Boris Johnson holding a news conference in response to the publication of the Sue Gray report on May 25  (REUTERS)
Boris Johnson holding a news conference in response to the publication of the Sue Gray report on May 25 (REUTERS)

Boris Johnson’s leadership has been thrown into turmoil amid growing calls from backbenchers for him to resign.

The Prime Minister will face a confidence vote if 54 Tory MPs write to Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee, demanding one be held.

If this threshold is reached, Conservative MPs will vote on whether the Prime Minister should continue in office.

Half of Conservative MPs would have to vote against the Prime Minister for him to face a leadership contest.

Eighteen Tory MPs have so far confirmed that they have written to Sir Graham, while 20 have publicly questioned Mr Johnson’s leadership.

Sir Bob Neill is one of five London MPs who have called on Mr Johnson to stand down or for a confidence vote to be held (PA Archive)
Sir Bob Neill is one of five London MPs who have called on Mr Johnson to stand down or for a confidence vote to be held (PA Archive)

More than half of the MPs who have come out against the PM represent London, the south east or south west.

Five London MPs - Sir Bob Neill (Bromley and Chislehurst), Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon), Elliot Colburn (Carshalton) David Simmonds (Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner) and Nickie Aiken, have so far called on Mr Johnson to stand down or hold a confidence vote.

Tory MPs who have said PM should resign or have publicly criticised him over partygate:

London

Elliot Colburn, MP for Carshalton (letter confirmed)

Stephen Hammond, MP for Wimbledon (letter confirmed)

Bob Neill, MP for Bromley & Chislehurst (letter confirmed)

David Simmonds, MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner

Nickie Aiken, MP for Cities of London and Westminster

Conservative MP Nickie Aiken (Cities of London and Westminster) (Parliament TV)
Conservative MP Nickie Aiken (Cities of London and Westminster) (Parliament TV)

South East

Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney (letter confirmed)

Steve Brine, MP for Winchester and Chandler (letter confirmed)

Sir Roger Gale, MP for North Thanet (letter confirmed)

Caroline Nokes, MP for Romsey and Southampton North (letter confirmed)

Nick Gibb, MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton (letter confirmed)

Dame Andrea Leadsom (Jonathan Brady/PA) (PA Archive)
Dame Andrea Leadsom (Jonathan Brady/PA) (PA Archive)

Steve Baker, MP for Wycombe

John Baron, MP for Basildon and Billericay

Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham

Angela Richardson, MP for Guildford

Dan Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk

Tom Tugendhat, MP for Tonbridge and Malling

Paul Holmes, MP for Eastleigh

Dame Andrea Leadsom, MP for South Northamptonshire

South West

Gary Streeter, MP for South West Devon (letter confirmed)

Tobias Ellwood, MP Bournemouth East (letter confirmed)

Mark Harper, MP for Forest of Dean (letter confirmed)

Anthony Mangnall, MP Totnes (letter confirmed)

Anne Marie Morris, MP for Newton Abbot (letter confirmed)

Midlands

Aaron Bell, MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme (letter confirmed)

Alicia Kearns, MP for Rutland and Melton (letter confirmed)

Andrew Bridgen, MP for North West Leicestershire (letter confirmed)

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen (Justin Tallis/PA) (PA Wire)
Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen (Justin Tallis/PA) (PA Wire)

Karen Bradley, MP for Staffordshire Moorlands

Nigel Mills, MP for Amber Valley

Andrew Mitchell, MP for Sutton Coldfield

Jeremy Wright, MP for Kenilworth and Southam

North West

William Wragg, MP for Hazel Grove (letter confirmed)

Neil Hudson, MP for Penrith and The Border

Craig Whittaker, MP for Calder Valley

John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle (letter confirmed)

Robert Largan, MP for High Peak

North East

David Davis, MP for Haltemprice and Howden

Andrew Jones, MP Harrogate and Knaresborough

Julian Sturdy, MP for York Outer

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