Boris Johnson won't face leadership vote, says Dominic Raab
Boris Johnson's sweaty grip on power is slipping, with swathes of Tories turning against him in the wake of Sue Gray's damning report into Partygate.
After Gray found that some events held in Downing Street during the pandemic weren't exactly kosher, to put it mildly, 28 of his MPs have called on him to resign and 16 have admitted to sending letters of no confidence in the PM to backbench boss Sir Graham Brady.
It could be worse than that - rumours are rumbling around Westminster that Brady will soon actually get the 54 letters needed to trigger a vote of no confidence in the PM. If he does, there will be a vote and if over half of Tory MPs are tired of their blunderer in chief, he will have to pack his bags and do one.
We can imagine not having much confidence in Johnson. After all, his handling of Partygate has been abysmal and he is now presiding over a devastating cost of living crisis that is forcing people to choose between heating and eating.
So, we've come up with some alternative figureheads who could step in if Johnson gets the boot.