Two Oxfordshire MPs publically backed Boris Johnson in the no-confidence vote held last night, the other two staying tight lipped. 

Mr Johnson survived the vote, receiving 211 votes backing his leadership and 148 of no confidence, making his majority 63 votes.

Letters of no confidence were received from at least 15 per cent of the parliamentary party, triggering the vote that took place between 6pm and 8pm with results coming at 9pm.

READ MORE: Boris Johnson SURVIVES vote of no confidence

Conservative MPs John Howell, Henley constituency, and David Johnston, Wantage, still haven't announced publically how they voted.

Here are the Oxfordshire MP's that backed Boris Johnson, and what they said.

Robert Courts

Conservative MP for Witney and West Oxfordshire, Robert Courts, backed Boris Johnson in the vote. 

He tweeted: "The Prime Minister has my full support in today’s vote.

“He led Conservatives to a decisive election victory. He has been dealt a v. difficult hand but has got the big calls right: Covid, vaccines & supporting Ukraine. He’s apologised for mistakes made. We must now move forward.”

Victoria Prentis 

Conservative MP for Banbury, Victoria Prentis, backed Boris Johnson in the vote. 

She said: "Last night, I voted for the Prime Minister in the vote of confidence.

"Now that we have the result, it is time to focus our efforts on delivering on what we were elected to do. I remain committed to serving my constituents and focusing on my Ministerial responsibilities at Defra.

"The past two years have seen an unprecedented period of global upheaval, with the deadliest pandemic in a century and now war on European soil which has led to surging inflation and rising costs. I continue to support the Prime Minister as we endeavour to lead the international response to the collective issues we face.

"We are all very concerned about the cost of living. In my Ministerial role, my immediate focus is on tackling food security at this difficult time. We are working across government and with our international partners to ensure that food continues to reach those who need it most."

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This story was written by Shosha Adie

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