Conservative MPs “plot the leadership vote before Christmas” to bring back Boris Johnson

Conservative MPs “plot the leadership vote before Christmas” to bring back Boris Johnson

Conservative MPs “plot the leadership vote before Christmas” to bring back Boris Johnson

Twelve conservative MPs disgruntled with the party’s leading candidates plan to send no-confidence letters to the new prime minister as early as this week, it was reported.

In spite of widely regarded favorite Liz Truss, MPs plan to send letters to Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee, to signal their intentions to challenge the new prime minister, according to the Mirror of Sunday.

The newspaper reports that conspiracy MPs want a leadership vote by Christmas to bring Boris Johnson back as leader.

Speaking with the Mirror of Sundayone parliamentarian said: “In the worst times [Liz Truss] is the worst choice for PM.

Conservative MPs hatching the plan will need to get 54 no-confidence letters to the new prime minister for a leadership challenge to take place, with Sir Graham announcing it once the target is achieved.

Other party MPs responded to the plot, with one quoted by the newspaper saying: “This is madness. The country will not wear 160,000 Conservative members who choose another PM, especially a reconstructed one. We will end with the general elections “.

The conspirators suggested hoping to reach the 54 letter target by the new year.

Sir Graham Brady is famous for keeping all the details of letters of trust secret until the target of 15% of MPs is reached (PA Archive)

Sir Graham Brady is famous for keeping all the details of letters of trust secret until the target of 15% of MPs is reached (PA Archive)

Ms. Truss faces an extraordinary list of priorities if she is to succeed in the leadership election.

Party MPs were split in the leadership ballot, with Ms. Truss getting 113 votes compared to Rishi Sunak’s 137 and 105 for Penny Mordaunt, who put her weight behind Ms. Truss’s leadership offer after the its failure to reach the final ballot.

The outgoing prime minister, Mr. Johnson, is widely regarded as a hint of a political comeback in the coming months.

On his last appearance at the Prime Minister’s Questions, Mr. Johnson uttered Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator slogan “hasta la vista” to ecstatic applause from the government benches.

Again this week he failed to rule out a political return when asked News from heaven.

A Conservative MP told al Mirror of Sunday: “He is the only person who can keep the red wall together. I expect you to be PM again before you go to the polls. And if he is not and we lose, he will be the leader immediately afterwards ”.

The cabinet under Mrs. Truss has been speculated from Sunday telegraph, with loyalists to the outgoing prime minister making up most of the expected ministerial positions. Comes after the independent reported that Therese Coffey should have moved to the health secretary.

Filling cabinet positions with allies of the former prime minister could indicate an understanding by the leader of his tenuous position in the party. Even party MPs not involved in the winter plot are said to expect Johnson’s return in the future.

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey is expected to transition to Health Secretary role if Liz Truss (PA Wire) is elected

Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey is expected to transition to Health Secretary role if Liz Truss (PA Wire) is elected

Johnson’s political future is currently in the hands of the Privileges Committee, which is conducting an investigation to find out whether he has deceived lawmakers about block parties held at number 10.

Cabinet-commissioned advice on the legal scope of the investigation, led by Lord Pannick, branded the investigation as “unfair” and “fundamentally flawed” this week.

The Tory leadership contest ends Monday when Sir Graham announces the winner, before Mr. Johnson and the successful candidate meet with the Queen at Balmoral on Tuesday.

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