BORIS Johnson will not face another confidence vote for at least a year after rebel Tory MPs’ pleas were refused by party grandees.
The 1992 Committee chair Sir Graham Brady said there had been no talks on changing rules which would allow another vote within 12 months.
He told Times Radio: “It’s not something that we as an executive have discussed at all in this parliament.”
The rules can be changed by a simple majority of the committee’s 18 executive members.
He said a year’s grace will still follow a leadership confidence vote.
But he added: “It’s possible that rules can be changed in the future.”
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The PM won the vote earlier this week, but 148 Tory MPs refused to back him.
Supported by 211 MPs, he vowed: “We are going to bash on.”
Mr Johnson’s survival by the skin of his teeth left him just 32 votes from oblivion.