Voting begins on Boris Johnson’s political future

Tory MPs are voting on Boris Johnson’s future, after he warned that “pointless” internal warfare could see them turfed out of office.The Prime Minister promised future tax cuts and highlighted his own record of electoral success as he sought to win over wavering MPs before voting began at 6pm.MPs have until 8pm to cast their ballots, with the result of the vote on Mr Johnson’s position announced at 9pm.The ballot was triggered after at least 54 MPs – 15% of the party’s representatives in the Commons – said they had no confidence in the Prime Minister.

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