Tory backbench committee in talks with Boris Johnson amid rumours over leadership

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A delegation of Conservative backbenchers have held talks with Boris Johnson, amid speculation about lawmakers’ dissatisfaction with his performance as prime minister.

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In an unusual move, the 1922 Committee Executive met the Prime Minister en masse at 10 Downing Street.

This was told by a senior Tory MP Granthshala That the prime minister risks a challenge to his leadership in the new year unless he stops his recent political blunders.


Party sources have dismissed reports that more than a dozen MPs have sent letters of no confidence in the Prime Minister to the 1922 Speaker Sir Graham Brady, stating that he has no knowledge of this happening.

A total of 54 letters are needed to trigger the election of the leadership, but Sir Graham has always remained firmly silent about that number until the threshold is passed.

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Brady confirmed today that the executive had met with the prime minister at No. 10, but declined to comment on their discussion.

The meeting prompted inevitable speculation that the 13-member committee wanted to raise backbench concerns about a difficult month for the PM, triggered by a slowdown effort behind Labor in the polls after a series of self-inflicted blows to the Tories. Have seen doing To save an MP from punishment for the wrongful launch of policies on rail and social care.

Earlier, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman dismissed reports of tension between Mr Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

“They continue to work very well together at all levels,” the spokesperson said.


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