Nickie Aiken

Nickie Aiken was one of over a hundred Conservatives to vote in support the Privileges’ Committee report into former PM Boris Johnson.

Ms Aiken, who was elected in 2019 as the MP for the Cities of London and Westminster, joined 117 of her Conservative colleagues in the lobby to approve the committee’s findings that the ex prime minister had ‘deliberately misled’ the House.

On Monday afternoon MPs debated findings of the cross-party committee tasked with determining whether or not Mr Johnson intentionally misled the House over lockdown parties in No 10.

A total of 354 members voted to accept the committee’s report and deny Mr Johnson the parliamentary pass usually afforded to ex-MPs.

Mr Johnson would have also faced a 90-day suspension from the House of Commons had he not resigned just over a week ago.

According to the division list, just seven MPs voted against the report, while 266 elected to not vote at all, although some will have been absent and therefore paired.

Karen Buck, the MP for Westminster North, also backed the motion along with nearly all Labour MPs.

Ms Aiken had previously expressed distaste at Mr Johnson’s behaviour in the Commons and resigned as Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party in February 2021, a post she has since regained.

Writing to her constituents on her loss of confidence in the then prime minister, she said: “I firmly believe that the contract between public and elected servants, whether a Councillor or Member of Parliament, and those they represent must be based on mutual trust and respect.”

Image: House of Commons.

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