Boris Johnson risks shock defeat over ‘devastating’ foreign aid cuts

Commons revolt led by former international development secretary Andrew Mitchell includes senior Tories and ex-ministers

Boris Johnson could face a shock Commons defeat over plans to cut foreign aid after dozens of his own MPs backed an amendment to reverse the cuts, in a rebellion led by the former international development secretary Andrew Mitchell.

MPs tabled an amendment on Wednesday night backed by a number of senior Conservatives, including the former health secretary Jeremy Hunt, former Brexit secretary David Davis, the former Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley and the former immigration minister Caroline Nokes.

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