Bishop's Castle MP Philip Dunne has confirmed that he voted against Boris Johnson in last night's confidence vote.

The former minister, south Shropshire MP, and current chairman of the environmental audit committee said Mr Johnson still faced some “very choppy waters”.

The Ludlow MP told BBC Radio Shropshire: “I took the view that it would be better to provide the opportunity for integrity, for a new vision for the party and a new degree of competence at the heart of government.

“It’s not going to happen for now, but we’ll have to see what happens in the coming weeks and months. This is not over.”

He added: “He’s got some very difficult challenges ahead – the by-elections, he’s got this Privileges Committee investigation – we’ve got some very tricky conditions ahead through the economy, challenges with the Northern Irish protocol.

“There are some very choppy waters ahead and they’d be difficult to navigate for anyone.”