Andrew Griffiths has had the Tory whip restored today as Theresa May frantically looks to get the support she needs to survive tonight’s vote of no confidence.
The Prime Minister will face the vote this evening with results expected to come in at around 9pm tonight.
And she will need all hands on deck if she is to survive.
Andrew Griffiths resigned earlier this year after it was revealed he sent 2,000 texts to two barmaids asking for explicit photos and videos and describing degrading sex acts in crude detail.
The former small business minister bombarded the girls with scores of messages virtually every day for three weeks after striking up a friendship on social media.
He called himself “Daddy” and promised money if he received racy images and described perverted and rough sex he claimed to have had with other women.
News broke this afternoon that Griffiths has had his whip restored so he can vote in tonight’s crucial ballot.
It could prove the vote may be closer than people think after early expectations were that May would win comfortably.