PRIME Minister Theresa May tonight survived the no confidence vote.
The result saw 200 Conservative MPs vote in her favour and 117 against.
Earlier this morning Droitwich MP Nigel Huddleston earlier showed his support the PM.
Mr Huddleston, who represents Mid Worcestershire, has been a long-time backer of the PM.
He tweeted tonight: “Pleased that the Prime Minister @theresa_may has won the confidence vote securing 200 votes versus 117 against.
“This has put to rest for at least a year the distraction of a Tory leadership contest so we can focus on delivering on Brexit and also focus on the domestic agenda.”
Earlier he tweeted: “I shall be backing the Prime Minister @theresa_may in the vote this evening.
“She is an honourable public servant who has served her country with great dignity.
“A leadership contest now would be a complete distraction.”
Under the rules of the party’s 1922 Committee, because the PM has won the vote, Conservative Mps will now not be able to challenge her for at least another year.
Mrs May vowed to ‘fight the vote with everything she has got’.
She warned a new Prime Minister would have to scrap or extend Article 50 and could lead to the whole Brexit process being delayed or even stopped.