UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is facing his first no-confidence letter after the sacking of Interior Minister Suella Braverman in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday. Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns, a loyalist of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has called for Sunak’s replacement with a “real Conservative party leader”.
“Enough is enough…It is time for Rishi Sunak to go…,” she wrote on X (formerly Twitter) and shared her no-confidence letter.
“But then to purge the centre-right from his cabinet and then sack Suella who was the only person in the cabinet with the balls to speak the truth of the appalling state of our streets and a two-tier policing system that leaves [the] Jewish community in fear for their lives and safety,” the Tory MP’s no-confidence letter read.
Jenkyns also took to X on Monday soon after the news of Suella Braverman’s sacking broke.
“Sacked for speaking the truth. Bad call by Rishi caving in to the left,” she wrote on the microblogging site, in response to the former Home Secretary’s remark on police “favouritism” in handling the recent pro-Palestinian demonstrations in London.
In an interview with GB News, Andrea Jenkyns said that she “hopes” her colleagues will follow suit and submit their no-confidence letters as well, adding “we are fighting for our country now”.
A confidence vote on Sunak’s leadership of the Conservative Party would happen if 15% of his MPs submitted letters, indicating they wanted a change of leader.
Indian-origin Suella Braverman has been replaced by James Cleverly, previously UK Foreign Minister. Meanwhile, former UK Prime Minister David Cameron has also made a return to the Sunak-led cabinet as Foreign Minister.