NICOLA Sturgeon has called for a general election amid a chaotic evening in Westminster

It was widely reported on Wednesday evening that Chief Whip Wendy Morton had left the position having only been appointed six weeks ago.  

However, a No 10 spokesperson has since said the "chief and deputy chief whip remain in post".

This comes following a tumultuous evening in Westminster which saw the departure of Suella Braverman as home secretary followed by bullying allegations in the lobby outside the Commons

A vote on fracking was originally meant to be a de-facto vote of confidence in the UK Government although Climate Minister Graham Stuart was told to announce this was suspended. 

In a post on Twitter, the First Minister said: “An utter shambles. This can’t go on. General Election now.”

The SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford also called on Truss to go after he re-tweeted a video of Tory MP Charles Walker slamming the UK Government. 

He said: "Liz Truss needs to go and she needs to go now.

"This utter chaos can't continue any longer. If she had an ounce of decency, or any self-respect, she'd put her resignation in before she's inevitably forced from office."

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Meanwhile, Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg said “this is a Government that is functioning well.”

Asked if there was a breakdown in party discipline on Wednesday evening, he told the PA news agency: “The Government won the vote with a majority of 90.”

Challenged over events outside of the vote on Wednesday evening, Rees-Mogg said: “The official vote is important. That’s what determines a majority in Parliament.”

Asked if this is a Government functioning well, he said: “This is a Government that is functioning well.”