British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins confidence of Tory MPs after party gate: 221 votes in his favour, he needed 180
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Boris Johnson has overcame the no-confidence motion hurdle by securing 221 votes to 148 in his favour. The limit for obtaining confirmation of the party leadership was 180 votes. 59% Rep Tory Called to vote, he expressed support for the premier in office, who was charged after the party gate. So the British Prime Minister, except to retain the leadership of the party, would not be forced to resign as head of government.
Johnson scored less than Theresa May in 2018
However, it is a victory that does not make the British prime minister feel comfortable. In fact, 59 per cent votes in favor were received, less than 63 per cent. Theresa May in 2018. A few months later, May himself resigned as head of government to make room for Boris Johnson.
Given that there are, at present, no significant names among potential replacements, for Johnson, however, complicated months lie ahead. Education Minister Nadim Zhavi is among those who have commented positively on the premiership’s victory.
Johnson’s words before the vote
Shortly before the vote, Scottish Tory John Lamont, a junior member of the government, also joined the rebel MPs.
Shortly before the vote, Prime Minister Johnson made a final appeal to his majority of representatives, asking them to reaffirm their confidence. The premier wrote a letter to Conservative MPs and then addressed them personally.
“We have a chance to end weeks of media speculation and get back to running this country as a united party,” Johnson said.
Protesters in London ahead of vote
Because it’s come down to Johnson’s trust
After the motion of no confidence 1922 Committee, headed by Congressman Graham Brady, reached the required 15%. Boris Johnson, as he is known, ended up in a storm after the party-gate scandal that saw him attend parties with other members of the government while the rest of the country observed a strict lockdown due to COVID-19.
Technically the vote was on the leadership of the Conservative Party, but it was really about taking over the government.
Among the names of possible successors to Johnson were Rishi Sunki (Minister of Economy), Liz Truss (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Nadim Zahavi (Minister of Education), Priti Patel (Minister of Interior) and Conservative MP Jeremy Hunt, challenged and defeated Johnson in 2019.
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