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Newark Advertiser poll: Should our MPs have voted to support the Prime Minister in vote of no confidence?

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The Newark and Sherwood MPs both voted to support the Prime Minister in the vote of no confidence ballot on Monday evening.

Sherwood MP Mark Spencer, also leader of the House of Commons, Tweeted that Boris Johnson received a 'clear' win from the vote.

Robert Jenrick, Newark MP, also Tweeted his backing of Mr Johnson, stating he supported him in 2019 and would be doing the same now.

Mark Spencer MP, Boris Johnson and Robert Jenrick MP.
Mark Spencer MP, Boris Johnson and Robert Jenrick MP.

Both MPs concluded it was now time to get on with the job — to tackle global inflation, level-up and invest in communities.

With the scandal of Partygate, many political figures have called upon Mr Johnson to resign despite the winning the vote, albeit by a small margin.

We want to know if you, the reader, think the Newark and Sherwood MPs should have voted to support the Prime Minister. Vote in our poll below.

Mr Johnson survived the vote of no confidence after Conservative MPs backed him to stay as leader in a secret ballot.

A vote was triggered when party chiefs confirmed more than 54 MPs had written to formally request that a ballot take place.

Under party rules, 180 MPs would have needed to back the vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister for there to be a leadership contest.

However, that threshold was not reached. 211 MPs voted for Mr Johnson, 148 voted that they had no confidence in him.

His victory means that he cannot face another vote of no confidence for a year.

Mr Johnson addressed his party's MPs in private this afternoon, setting out his case to stay in the job.

The PM has faced considerable criticism over the Partygate saga, with complaints that he misled Parliament about social gatherings that took place in Downing Street in spite of a covid-19 lockdown on such events.

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