Confidence Vote

Speaking after the 1922 Committee reported the result, Harriett Baldwin, MP for West Worcestershire, commented:

“Sue Gray’s report concluded that many staff at 10 Downing Street behaved inappropriately and shamefully in their workplace during the pandemic.  Since then changes have been made and many people have left or moved jobs.

“I did not see anything in the report that made me believe that this was a sackable offence for the Prime Minister.

"After consulting my local party members a majority agreed with me that that the high bar had not been reached to oust someone who has been given a mandate by the British public in a General election, and I voted accordingly.

“However, I am sure the Prime Minister will want to take on board the lessons and messages from his MPs and focus on delivering our manifesto promises.”