The vote was triggered after at least 54 Conservative MPs asked for it. However, at least 180 Conservative MPs - a majority - will have to vote against the PM tonight, if he is to leave office.
Mr Stephenson, the Minister of State for Transport, Tweeted today: “The Prime Minister, who won a massive mandate from the British people less than three years ago, has my full support in today’s vote. He delivered Brexit, delivered on vaccines and has delivered unprecedented ‘Levelling Up’ funding for Pendle.”
The Tweet has received nearly 1,000 replies, many of which are negative concerning the Prime Minister’s and Mr Stephenson’s public decision to back him.