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19th Aug, 2022

Bromsgrove MP and Health Secretary Sajid Javid to back PM in tonight's confidence vote

Tristan Harris 6th Jun, 2022 Updated: 6th Jun, 2022

BROMSGROVE MP and Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid will be supporting Prime Minister Boris Johnson in tonight’s confidence vote.

It was announced early this morning that the threshold number of letters by Conservative MPs had been passed and that there would be a vote between 6pm and 8pm this evening.

It comes after the ‘Partygate’ scandal which has plagued the party over the past few months and the long-awaited publication of Sue Gray’s report into the lockdown get-togethers at Number 10, along with pictures and details of what happened at the gatherings.

The vote will come down to numbers with 180 needed to vote against the PM to bring his tenure to an end.

Mr Javid, speaking on LBC this morning before the vote was announced, confirmed if there was one he would be backing his boss.

And on Twitter he posted: “We are a proud democratic party so let’s use tonight’s vote to draw a line under the speculation and move on.

“The PM has got the big calls right and has my backing. We must unite and focus on the huge challenges we face as a country.”

Previously he told The Standard he did not feel the time was right for a change in leadership, adding with the cost of living crisis and war in Ukraine, the Government needed to be focused on tackling the issues facing the country and abroad.

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