The scale of the revolt even from his own Party still leaves him wounded and will likely keep speculation swirling he could throw in the towel.
His 59 per cent support margin is much worse than Theresa May achieved just months before she fell on her sword. The confidence vote follows anger over Sue Gray’s report detailing lockdown rule-breaking in Downing Street.
Today, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid have resigned from Boris Johnson’s Government, citing they cannot continue in good conscience. As the most senior person in government after the Prime Minister, Mr Sunak’s resignation is a big blow to Mr Johnson and Mr Javid has played a major role during the pandemic.
This is a move that not only mounts enormous pressure but could spell the end of Boris Johnson’s leadership after months of several scandals.