One of them is Tobias Ellwood, a senior Conservative MP and former minister. He affirmed he had filed a letter to his party to initiate a vote on the PM's future.
On Wednesday morning, Boris Johnson encounters a growing Tory rebellion as the chair of the Commons defence committee expressed he should face a vote of no confidence.
Boris Johnson will face a letter of no confidence
One of them is Tobias Ellwood, a senior Conservative MP and former minister.
He affirmed he had filed a letter to his party to initiate a vote on the PM’s future.
“I don’t think the prime minister discovers how anxious colleagues are in every corner of the party, backbenchers and ministers alike.
This is all only going one way and will consistently slide towards a very ugly place,” Mr Ellwood stated.
A better choice for Boris Johnson, this time
Mr Ellwood explained that the PM should prefer to summon a vote of confidence to delay for the unavoidable 54 letters to be eventually offered. He described the action as needed so the party can get back to governing.
The defence committee chair’s vote of no confidence in the prime minister is influential because it reaches at a time of boosted tensions with Russia on Ukraine’s eastern border.
Tory MPs who put Boris Johnson’s name
Other Tory MPs to have publicly named on the PM to go include Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross, ex Brexit secretary David Davis, and veteran Tory Roger Gale. Meanwhile, other MPs may have anonymously offered letters to oust the prime minister under Tory rules.
A total of 54 are needed to initiate a no-confidence vote in the parliamentary party. Then the PM must renounce to initiate a leadership contest.