Crawley’s MP has submitted a letter of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May over a draft Brexit agreement between the UK and EU.
Conservative Henry Smith, who campaigned for Leave, suggested the withdrawal agreement which was published last night did not work for either the country or his constituents.
On Twitter he said: “A majority voted to leave the EU, this deal on offer does in name only by maintaining the bloc’s jurisdiction, limiting our global scope and threatening UK integrity.”
He has sent a letter to Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the Tory backbench 1922 Committee, in which he says he has ‘lost confidence’ in Mrs May as PM and leader of the Tory Party.
If at least 47 other Tory MPs send similar letters it would trigger a vote of no-confidence in Mrs May and a leadership contest.
This morning Dominic Raab resigned as Brexit Secretary followed by Esther McVey as Work and Pensions Secretary.
Responding to Mr Smith’s tweet neighbouring MP Sir Nicholas Soames, who represents Mid Sussex, said: “#howdeeplyunwiseandfoolish.”