Should Boris Johnson stay as Prime Minister or should he go? The people of Birmingham react

Conservative MPs are voting on whether to keep Boris Johnson as leader tonight - which way do you think the vote should go?
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a vote on his leadership of the Conservative Party tonight (June 6).

The vote comes hours after it was announced the threshold for triggering the ballt had been passed.

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Sir Graham Brady, the chariman ofthe backbench 1922 Committee, confirmed in a statement on Monday morning that at least 54 Tory rebels had submitted letters of no-confidence in the PM - including Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew MItchell.

Boris Johnson will face a no confidence vote following the submission of 54 no confidence letters by Conservative MPsBoris Johnson will face a no confidence vote following the submission of 54 no confidence letters by Conservative MPs
Boris Johnson will face a no confidence vote following the submission of 54 no confidence letters by Conservative MPs

The vote will take place in secret between 6pm and 8pm this evening (Monday, June 6) and ballots will be counted immediately afterwards. It is not yet known when the result will be announced.

The vote follows months of debate about the Partygate scandal and Mr Johnson being booed at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee service.

Here’s how the people of Birmingham think the vote should go. You can hear their comments at the top of this story or read a selection below. Let us know what you think too.

Solomon, BirminghamSolomon, Birmingham
Solomon, Birmingham
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Solomon says: “In terms of no confidence with Boris Johnson, personally I think he should go. Because during the pandemic, we’re glad we’re out and it’s still out there. I personally had my vaccine so no issues, but I had personal family members pass away when - no disrespect to himself or any at number 10 - were partying.”

Callum, BirminghamCallum, Birmingham
Callum, Birmingham

Callum says: “I firmly believe he should go. I believe that his performance as Prime Minister from start to finish has been lacklustre, quite pathetic and harmful to the country.

“The way he’s acted throughout the COVID pandemic, the way he’s acted around his policies regarding immigration, his lies during Brexit. I do believe that he’s lost the faith of his own membership.

“We saw that yesterday when outside of St. Paul’s Cathedral, he was booed by Royalist supporters, which - if anything - is his base supporters, and the conservative base. And when it comes to his own party, I believe he’s lost the faith of a lot of them - we’ve seen many of his own MPs, even former Prime Minister Theresa May, criticising him.

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“So criticising him for the last few months of party gate. And I do believe he’s not going to survive this vote of no confidence. If he does, I will be quite disgusted.”

Richard & June, BirminghamRichard & June, Birmingham
Richard & June, Birmingham

June says: “I hope it swings against Mr Johnson, because I think he’s lost respect more than anything. I wouldn’t have voted for him in the first place. But we’re hoping our MP will recognise that he’s lost any respect that anybody might have had for him.”

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