REDDITCH MP Rachel Maclean will be supporting Prime Minister Boris Johnson in tonight’s confidence vote.
It was announced early this morning that the threshold number of letters by Conservative MPs had been passed and that there would be a vote between 6pm and 8pm this evening.
It comes after the ‘Partygate’ scandal which has plagued the party over the past few months and the long-awaited publication of Sue Gray’s report into the lockdown get-togethers at Number 10, along with pictures and details of what happened at the gatherings.
The vote will come down to numbers with 180 needed to vote against the PM to bring his tenure to an end.
Mrs Maclean said: “Under the Prime Minister’s leadership, we have secured a £16.6 million Town Deal for Redditch – one of the single largest Government investments in Redditch since it became a new town in the 1960s.
“He also delivered our exit from the EU, more police on our streets, the NHS is receiving record amounts of funding and our Alexandra Hospital is set to benefit from a multi-million pound investment.
“The mistakes the Prime Minister made were serious and the behaviour exposed in the Sue Gray report was wrong. However, he has taken responsibility, apologised and put in place measures to prevent them from recurring.
Mrs Maclean added that she believed efforts must now be focused on issues including growing the economy and creating high-skilled, high-wage jobs.