Here’s how your nearest Tory MP votedHere’s how your nearest Tory MP voted
Here’s how your nearest Tory MP voted

How Conservative MPs in Northumberland and Durham voted on Boris Johnson - and what Newcastle Labour MPs said

Here’s how the Conservative MPs in the region voted on Boris Johnson’s future in parliament last night

Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a sudden confidence vote in his leadership last night - this is how the Conservative MPs in Northumberland and Durham voted, and what Labour MPs in Newcastle said.

Mr Johnson was backed by 211 Tory MPs in the dramatic vote that was triggered after controversy surrounding Partygate.

Nonetheless, 148 Tory MPs voted to remove the Prime Minister from power, meaning Mr Johnson suffered a much bigger party rebellion than predicted.

It means that the ridiculed leader secured the confidence of just 59% MPs, a lower total than that of Theresa May in 2019.

Under Conservative Party rules, Mr Johnson now cannot face another confidence vote for one year but remains under scrutiny as the Privileges Committee looks into whether he misled MPs over Partygate.

There are no Conservative MPs in Labour stronghold Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but there are a number of Tory politicians in neighbouring Northumberland and Durham.

Here is how those MPs voted in the confidence vote, and what local Newcastle MPs have said.

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