BRIDGWATER and West Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger has told Prime Minister Boris Johnson he should go.

Mr Liddell-Grainger will be putting his name to a vote of no confidence in a poll this evening (Monday, June 6).

The local MP is casting a proxy vote as he is currently out of the country in Sierra Leone, where he is co-chairing the Africa Regional Conference.

The vote of no confidence has been triggered by a number of Conservative MPs disillusioned with Mr Johnson's behaviour during the so-called Partygate events in 10 Downing Street during lockdown.

Mr Johson was fined for a single breach of the rules, although there is outrage in certain quarters at the drinking atmosphere in his official residence during the pandemic.

Mr Liddell-Grainger said today (Monday): "I have already made my view clear both to the Prime Minister himself and to the chairman of the 1922 committee, a member of which will be submitting my vote.

“I believe he should step down for the good of the country.

"That is the only way to resolve this intolerable situation which is damaging both the Government’s ability to govern and the UK’s reputation on the world stage.

“And even if the Prime Minister survives tonight my views on his position and the step I believe he should take will remain unchanged.”