Meriden MP voted with Johnson last night but against him today
Sharp-eyed observers may have spotted that Boris Johnson lost a vote today by one vote more than he did last night.
Meriden MP Caroline Spelman voted with Johnson last night, but today rebelled – the only Tory MP to do so, since last night’s twenty-one are counted today as independents in the vote tally after Johnson imploded and expelled them by withdrawing the whip.
Ms Spelman is expected to receive notification of the withdrawn Tory whip before the end of the day.
Boris Johnson is the first PM since 1896 to lose his very first Commons vote. The SKWAWKBOX is trying to ascertain whether there has ever been a PM who lost his first two.
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