A COUNTY Durham Conservative MP has confirmed she has voted against Boris Johnson in the vote of no confidence this evening.

Dehenna Davison, who represents Bishop Auckland, revealed how she voted with a post on Facebook.

The secret ballot if about to end and the result will be announced at about 9pm.

It comes after at least 54 Tory MPs wrote to Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, calling for a vote.

For Mr Johnson to be removed, half of Tory MPs plus one would need to vote against him, which is currently 180 MPs.

Miss Davison, who was elected in 2019, said: “Many of you have understandably asked how I intended to vote in this evening’s confidence ballot in the Prime Minister.

“Though it is a secret ballot, it feels right to share with you how I voted.

“This is not a decision I took lightly. I listened carefully to all sides, and particularly to the many constituents who contacted me sharing their thoughts and experiences.

“Weighing it all up, I voted against the Prime Minister tonight.”

Earlier this year Miss Davison denied being part of the so-called ‘Pork Pie Plot’, a conspiracy among rebels to oust Mr Johnson as leader of the party.

She said: “I hope that, whatever the result, we politicians can now fully focus on the things we were elected to do for you.

“And that is why I won’t be commenting further on this now.”


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