Montgomeryshire MP Craig Williams has come out in favour of Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of a crucial confidence vote tonight.

Conservative MPs will vote on Monday evening to decide whether they still have confidence in the Prime Minister following rows over lockdown-busting parties in No 10, splits over economic policy and divisions over his leadership style.

The Prime Minister wrote to Tory MPs and addressed them at a private meeting in Westminster two hours before voting began.

And he also spoke at a meeting of the 1922 Committee of Tory MPs, and a senior party source told the Press Association that the mood in the meeting was "upbeat".

Now Craig Williams has thrown his support behind the PM with a statement on Twitter backing the former Foreign Secretary to keep hold of power.

He wrote: "Having listened to the PM at the 1922, I will continue to back Boris Johnson and focus on growing the economy, tackling the cost of living & clearing the Covid backlogs.

"He got the big decisions right on vaccines, supporting people through the Covid crisis & tackling unemployment."

Last month Mr Williams welcomed the PM to Newtown for the Welsh Conservatives' conferences.

Brecon & Radnorshire MP Fay Jones has yet to declare her voting intentions.

In his letter to MPs, Mr Johnson reminded Conservatives that “under my leadership” the party had won its biggest electoral victory in 40 years.

He warned them that Tory splits risked the “utter disaster” of Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour entering Downing Street, propped up by the SNP.