Powys' two MPs have yet to announce whether they will support the Prime Minister in a confidence vote on Monday night.

Boris Johnson is facing a vote of no confidence in the wake of Sue Gray's report into breaches of coronavirus regulations in No 10 and Whitehall.

Montgomeryshire's Craig Williams and Brecon and Radnorshire's Fay Jones have been called on by the Powys Liberal Democrats to remove Mr Johnson as Prime Minister.

The Powys County Times has approached Mr Williams and Ms Jones for a comment.

Montgomeryshire MP Craig Williams and Brecon and Radnorshire MP Fay Jones. Picture by House of Commons.

Montgomeryshire MP Craig Williams and Brecon and Radnorshire MP Fay Jones. Picture by House of Commons.

The Prime Minister was informed on Sunday that he will face a confidence vote as a result of Conservative party discontent over the lockdown-busting parties in No 10 and the direction of his leadership.

Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee, confirmed he had received the 54 letters from Conservative MPs needed to trigger the vote.

The secret ballot will take place at Westminster tonight (Monday) between 6pm and 8pm, with the count to take place immediately afterwards.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader and Senedd Member for Mid & West Wales, Jane Dodds has called for a new Prime Minister.

The former Brecon and Radnorshire MP said: “When so many people in Powys are suffering from spiralling bills and a cost of living emergency, we can’t have a Prime Minister just focussed on saving his own skin.

“It is time Fay Jones and Craig Williams finally do their patriotic duty and sack Boris Johnson. Our country needs strong leadership and we can’t have any more of this nonsense.

“The Conservative party is wasting precious time with these internal squabbles. We need an emergency tax cut, not a Westminster soap opera.

“If Fay Jones, Craig Williams and their colleagues have the courage and decency to act months ago when the rest of the country all knew Boris Johnson had to go, then we wouldn’t be in this mess right now.”

In order to oust the Prime Minister, however, the rebels will need 180 MPs, and allies of Mr Johnson made clear he is determined to fight to stay on.