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Rishi Sunak may face a confidence vote in two months as his allies warn unhealthy native election leads to May will spell catastrophe for the Prime Minister.

The PM’s senior allies consider that 52 no-confidence letters will seemingly be submitted after the native elections as “all bets are off at that point”.

Those plotting to oust him have advised The Times: “Events will take over, things just start to happen.”

One plotter stated. “How do you go into this campaign saying I’m the man for the country and there’s 70 MPs behind you saying no f***ing way?”

This comes as Robert Halfon, a Sunak loyalist, resigned from his place as a Tory MP this week after 14 years within the job.

After saying his shock departure, Halfon was reminded of what Gandalf from Lord of the Rings stated when the hobbits had been returning dwelling.

He stated: “I am not coming to the Shire…My time is over…And as for you, my dear friends, you will need no help…among the great you are, and I have no longer any fear at all for any of you.”

Halfon is the 63rd Tory MP to announce he’s standing down earlier than the election. It is probably the most because the run-up to Tony Blair’s landslide victory in 1997.

His departure alongside that of armed forces minister, James Heappey, is a blow to Sunak. As George Osborne, the previous chancellor, put it on his Political Currency podcast: “It feels like a bit of an end of an era.”

Professor Colin Rallings, an elections skilled at Oxford University, believes the Tories are on track to lose half their councillors.

He stated: “They are defending a set of local elections where even the most ardent and loyal member of CCHQ would say we’re going to get a hammering because we’re defending such a high watermark.”