Boris Johnson is facing calls from senior Tories to stand down as prime minister after he admitted attending a drinks party during lockdown.
The Brtish PM apologised for the way he had handled the event in the Downing Street garden in 2020 and said he understood the public’s “rage” over it.
Cabinet members including deputy PM Dominic Raab rallied round Johnson.
But Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross and senior backbenchers William Wragg and Caroline Nokes called on him to go.
Ross, an MP and an MSP, said he had a “difficult conversation” with Johnson after the PM’s apology to MPs yesterday.
He said he would write to the 1922 Committee – which organises Tory leadership contests – to register his lack of confidence in the PM. If 54 backbench Conservative MPs send letters to the 1922 committee it will trigger a leadership challenge.