Conservative MP withdraws no confidence letter in PM

Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen has withdrawn his letter of confidence in the prime minister.

At an event hosted by the Telegraph newspaper yesterday (Wednesday) evening, the MP for North West Leicestershire, argued that a vote of no confidence would be an “indulgence” in light of the war in Ukraine.

While Bridgen told the event that he was “appalled by partygate” he said current events meant that it was: “no time for internecine warfare within the Conservative Party”.

“It would be an indulgence to have a vote of no confidence at the time of an international emergency, and this is not going to go away quickly.”

His comments come after Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross also publicly withdrew his letter last week.