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Michael Fabricant has revealed he was not one of the Tory MPs who wrote a letter which could see the Prime Minister outed.
At least 48 Tory MPs wrote to the 1922 committee which has left the PM facing a vote of confidence in her leadership later today (12th December).
But the MP for Lichfield and Burntwood has said he was not one of the letter writers.
“I did not submit a letter to the 1922 and the timing of this vote is unfortunate as the Prime Minister has not completed her round of visits with EU leaders to resolve the Irish backstop question,” he said.
“It’s also sad that this had to happen while she was abroad negotiating on behalf of our country.
“However, the vote has now been triggered and I will listen very carefully to what she has to say when she addresses the 1922 at 5pm tonight.”
Mr Fabricant said he did have clear issues with the Brexit deal proposed by Mrs May.
“I had already explained to the Prime Minister at the beginning of last week in a one to one that the Irish backstop causes the biggest problem for me,” he said.
“I hope she has found a solution or an alternative way forward. If not, the Government could fall anyway as Northern Irish DUP MPs have said they will no longer support the Government in the House of Commons.
“All these factors will be weighing in my mind when I cast my vote this evening.”