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Tory MP Andrew Bridgen has revealed that he’s standing for the chief role of the 1922 Committee with the hope of adjusting the no confidence vote rule system. Boris Johnson, who survived the vote earlier this month by 211 votes to 148, can’t be subject to a different vote for 12 months. However the Prime Minister is facing mounting pressure to resign following a double by-election defeat.

Talking to GB News, Mr Bridgen said: “Nominations for membership of the 1922 Committee open next week, I feel the vote shall be the week after.

“And I’m going to place my hat within the ring on a manifesto of rule change and clearly if a majority of the Committee are elected on that mindset then the foundations will be modified.

“I feel if the Committee is of such a composition that may indicate then the party is prepared for an additional vote of no confidence again.”

GB News presenter Tom Harwood then asked: “Are you the just one putting yourself forward on an explicit manifesto of rule change?”

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Mr Bridgen replied: “I feel all of the candidates who will put their name forward next week for the Committee, I even have little question that the foremost query shall be are you in favour or against rule change.”

Mr Johnson vowed to “keep going” after his authority was dealt a series of blows, including the resignation of Cabinet minister Oliver Dowden on Friday.

former Conservative leader Michael Howard urged the Cabinet to think about resigning, as Conservative MPs voiced their fears of losing their seats at the subsequent general election under the Prime Minister’s leadership.

“The party and more importantly the country could be higher off under latest leadership,” he told BBC Radio 4’s the World At One programme.

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