Boris Johnson won the support of 59 per cent of MPs - but 148 voted to remove him from Downing Street, with many stating a loss of trust in his leadership over the Patygate scandal.
The vote was the worst verdict on a sitting prime minister by their own party in recent times. In December 2018, Theresa May won a confidence vote by a bigger majority of 63 per cent, but was forced to leave office within six months.
Bassetlaw MP Brendan Clarke-Smith, who was appointed as a parliamentary private secretary by Mr Johnson earlier this year, has supported the Prime Minister.
Mr Clarke-Smith said: “The Prime Minister has stood firm and has had his mandate reconfirmed. Hopefully we can now put distractions behind us, unite and get on with the job of delivering on people’s priorities.
“This is a good moment for politics and for the country. This result will help us all focus on what matters rather than on the Westminster bubble, and we will deliver on the promises we made in 2019.”
He added: “To put into context, this is a higher percentage of support from MPs than the Prime Minister received in the 2019 leadership contest and also more than Keir Starmer received in the Labour contest.”
Bassetlaw’s neighbouring MPs in Bolsover and Rother Valley have also stood by Mr Johnson.
Rother Valley’s MP, Alexander Stafford, voted in favour of Mr Johnson, stating “now is the time for unity".
Mark Fletcher, the MP for Bolsover, said the Prime Minister had his ‘full support’ as he voted for him in the confidence motion, despite sharing frustrations with the public over the Partygate scandal.
In a statement, he said: "I understand, and share, some of the frustrations of my colleagues and constituents regarding party-gate, but ultimately the PM has apologised for his actions and for the mistakes which were made.
“We have a lot to achieve locally whether that’s delivering infrastructure upgrades to Junctions 28 and 29 of the M1, securing post-16 provision for the constituency, bringing skilled and high paid jobs to the region, or regenerating our high streets.
“It’s time to unite behind the Prime Minister, get on with the job, and deliver on your priorities."