Boris Johnson no-confidence vote Photograph: AFP
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won the no-confidence votes.
Johnson has faced the heat in the past month with the patygate row and rising inflation in the country which has hit UK citizens hard. However, despite various controversies, the British prime minister has refused to step down.
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Jun 07, 2022, 02:34 AM (IST)
UK PM Boris Johnson thanks party colleagues after winning trust vote
UK PM Boris Johnson has thanked Conservative MPs after winning the confidence vote in the British Parliament.
"I'm grateful to colleagues and the support they've given me," he said as per BBC.
"What we need to do now is come together as a government and a party."
Jun 07, 2022, 02:29 AM (IST)
Nicola Sturgeon dismisses trust vote win
Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland and leader of Scottish National Party (SNP) has dismissed Boris Johnson's trust vote win as 'worst of all worlds' for the Conservative Party.
"That result is surely the worst of all worlds for the Tories... for Scotland, it just underlines the democratic deficit - only 2 of (Scotland's) 59 MPs have confidence in the PM," she tweeted.
That result is surely the worst of all worlds for the Tories. But much more importantly: at a time of huge challenge, it saddles the UK with an utterly lame duck PM. And for Scotland, it just underlines the democratic deficit - only 2 of 🏴 59 MPs have confidence in the PM. https://t.co/2EQE5LSYWL— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) June 6, 2022
Jun 07, 2022, 02:04 AM (IST)
Leader of the Opposition Labour Party Kier Starmer appeared to rubbish confidence vote result as he said the Conservative Party was 'propping up' Boris Johnson.
"The choice is clearer than ever before: Divided Tories propping up Boris Johnson with no plan to tackle the issues you are facing.Or a united Labour Party with a plan to fix the cost of living crisis and restore trust in politics. Labour will get Britain back on track," he tweeted.
The choice is clearer than ever before:— Keir Starmer (@Keir_Starmer) June 6, 2022
Divided Tories propping up Boris Johnson with no plan to tackle the issues you are facing.
Or a united Labour Party with a plan to fix the cost of living crisis and restore trust in politics.
Labour will get Britain back on track.
Jun 07, 2022, 01:35 AM (IST)
PM Boris Johnson won the no-confidence vote on Monday winning by 211 votes to 148.
Jun 07, 2022, 01:13 AM (IST)
Counting of votes underway, results to be announced soon.
Jun 07, 2022, 12:40 AM (IST)
Another Scottish Conservative MP Andrew Bowie said he voted against PM Boris Johnson during the no-confidence vote on Monday evening.
"Tonight, and with a heavy heart, I have taken the extremely tough decision to vote against the Prime Minister," Bowie said.
Tonight, and with a heavy heart, I have taken the extremely tough decision to vote against the Prime Minister.— Andrew Bowie MP (@AndrewBowie_MP) June 6, 2022
I have not taken the decision lightly, at all, but after listening to my constituents.
"I have not taken the decision lightly, at all, but after listening to my constituents," the Conservative MP added.
Jun 07, 2022, 12:35 AM (IST)
Ballot has now closed for the no-confidence vote and counting is due to begin shortly.
Jun 07, 2022, 12:30 AM (IST)
Laurence Robertson, MP for Tewkesbury who backed Boris Johnson for the Tory leadership in 2019, said: "It’s with a very heavy heart that I’ve voted against Boris Johnson’s continuing as leader of the Conservative Party."
It’s with a very heavy heart that I’ve voted against Boris Johnson’s continuing as leader of the Conservative Party. He has achieved a great deal, but I believe it’s now time for a new approach.— Laurence Robertson (@lrobertsonTewks) June 6, 2022
"He has achieved a great deal, but I believe it’s now time for a new approach," Robertson added.
Jun 07, 2022, 12:10 AM (IST)
Watch: Conservative MPs decide UK PM Boris Johnson's fate
Jun 06, 2022, 11:56 PM (IST)
As the voting continues, another Scottish Conservative MP David Mundell declared that he voted against PM Boris Johnson.
After a difficult couple of years and listening to the views of my constituents, I voted tonight for a fresh start and new leadership for our country.— David Mundell MP (@DavidMundellDCT) June 6, 2022
"After a difficult couple of years and listening to the views of my constituents, I voted tonight for a fresh start and new leadership for our country," Mundell said in a tweet.
Jun 06, 2022, 11:52 PM (IST)
PM Boris Johnson turned up to vote along with defence secretary Ben Wallace and top Conservative MP Andrew Griffith.
Jun 06, 2022, 11:40 PM (IST)
Boris Johnson enjoys support from at least 145 lawmakers: Report
A total of 180 votes would be enough to ensure he survives the leadership challenge.
However, the ballot will be secret and there is no guarantee lawmakers will vote in line with their public statements.
Johnson, who scored a sweeping election victory in 2019, has been under increasing pressure after he and staff held alcohol-fuelled parties in his Downing Street office and residence when Britain was under strict lockdowns due to COVID-19.
Jun 06, 2022, 11:21 PM (IST)
The voting on the no-confidence motion is set to end at 8pm UK local time(1900 GMT) with results expected after an hour.
Jun 06, 2022, 10:51 PM (IST)
Conservative MPs are currently lining up to vote in the no-confidence motion with results set to announced in a few hours.
According to newswire Reuters, at least 145 British lawmakers support PM Johnson. The British PM needs at least 180 votes to win the no-confidence motion set against him.
Jun 06, 2022, 10:39 PM (IST)
How Boris Johnson suffered a stunning political reversal
To some extent, Johnson’s standing crumbled because of the same baffling mix of strengths and foibles that propelled his rise: rare political intuition offset by breathtaking personal recklessness.
Events, as another British prime minister, Harold Macmillan, once put it, have also played a role.
Jun 06, 2022, 10:32 PM (IST)
Conservative MPs begin voting in the House of Commons.
Jun 06, 2022, 10:25 PM (IST)
In the House of Commons, there are a total of 650 seats.
The Conservative Party has 359 members and the Scottish National Party has 45 MPs. The Conservative party forms the majority government with the current working majority at 75.
There are 7 Sinn Fein MPs and 2 MPs from the Alba Party. Alliance has 1 MP. There are 199 opposition Labour MPs in Parliament and 13 MPs from the Liberal Democrat with 7 Independents.
Plaid Cymru has 3 MPs, Social Democratic and Labour Party has 2 MPs with 1 from the Green Party.
This takes into account the non-voting Speaker and their deputies and non-sitting Sinn Fein MPs.
Jun 06, 2022, 10:07 PM (IST)
According to another poll by YouGov, 59 percent of voters believe the Tories should defeat PM Johnson and not allow him to hang on to power.
Among Conservative members, 42 percent want MPs to fire Johnson, the poll revealed.
Although a secret ballot , i intend to vote no in the confidence vote this evening.— Sir Robert Syms MP (@RobertSyms) June 6, 2022
Meanwhile, Conservative MP Sir Robert Syms said he will "vote no" in the confidence vote.
Jun 06, 2022, 09:57 PM (IST)
In pics - The many marriages and affairs of Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson's personal life is just as much controversial - if not more - than his political career. He has married thrice in his life, but he was involved in a number of high-profile affairs over the years.
Jun 06, 2022, 09:47 PM (IST)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs a majority of 359 Conservative lawmakers - at least 180 votes for him to survive.
In case the the no-confidence vote is passed, there would be a leadership contest to decide Johnson's replacement which could take several weeks.
Jun 06, 2022, 09:23 PM (IST)
Scotland's Conservative leader Douglas Ross in a tweet said that he will "support the motion of no confidence".
Ross added that he had "listened closely to people in Moray" and to people across Scotland.
Having listened closely to people in Moray who re-elected me and people across Scotland, tonight I will support the motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister. pic.twitter.com/YXE0rEyvsn— Douglas Ross MP MSP (@Douglas4Moray) June 6, 2022
"I have heard loud and clear the anger at the breaking of Covid rules that we all did our best to follow, and even more so at the statements of Parliament from the prime minister on the topic," he added.
"I cannot in good faith support Boris Johnson," he asserted.
Jun 06, 2022, 09:11 PM (IST)
As MPs get set to vote, Deputy PM Dominic Raab said the PM has got the "big calls right – securing life-saving vaccines, firing up our economy and standing up to Putin’s aggression against Ukraine."
The PM has got the big calls right – securing life-saving vaccines, firing up our economy and standing up to Putin’s aggression against Ukraine.— Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) June 6, 2022
We need to back him, unite and focus on delivering the people’s priorities.
"We need to back him, unite and focus on delivering the people’s priorities," Raab stressed.
Jun 06, 2022, 09:07 PM (IST)
PM Johnson holds meeting with party members ahead of the no-confidence vote in Parliament.
Jun 06, 2022, 09:00 PM (IST)
Britain has experienced a tumultuous period ever since Cameron left office due to Brexit. Before him, Gordon Brown had served three years as prime minister from 2007 to 2010.
Former prime minister David Cameron was forced to resign in July, 2016 after people in England voted for Brexit in a referendum. It led Theresa May to take over the prime ministership.
Jun 06, 2022, 08:24 PM (IST)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, heads to Parliament for no-confidence vote.
Jun 06, 2022, 08:16 PM (IST)
Ahead of the no confidence-vote, PM Boris Johnson wrote to his fellow MPs defended his record, including on delivering Brexit, fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting Ukraine.
Jun 06, 2022, 06:59 PM (IST)
Jun 06, 2022, 06:13 PM (IST)
From Rishi Sunak to Priti Patel: Who could replace UK PM Boris Johnson
With Boris Johnson in his most precarious position yet as UK prime minister, speculation is swirling over who might replace him as leader of the Conservative party and take Britain's top political job.
Jun 06, 2022, 06:04 PM (IST)
The report has been commissioned by Johnson. The British leader said he was appalled by some behaviour uncovered by the report. He also said that attending leaving events for thanking colleagues is a part of his job.
Jun 06, 2022, 06:01 PM (IST)
Ratings plunge as Boris Johnson now least popular member of his Cabinet: Poll
As per the Conservative Home survey, Johnson is at the bottom of the "Cabinet League Table" of party members. Reports have mentioned that his net satisfaction rating this month is at minus 15 points.
Jun 06, 2022, 05:55 PM (IST)
If Boris Johnson loses the vote of confidence, his successor would take over in Downing Street. On the other hand, in case he wins, under the current rules, he will be immune from a further challenge for a year. Notably, he will be safe until the next election, due in 2024.
Jun 06, 2022, 05:52 PM (IST)
Graham Brady, chair of the 1922 Committee of Conservative backbench MPs, said, "The threshold of 15% of the parliamentary party seeking a vote of confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party has been exceeded."
"In accordance with the rules, a ballot will be held between 1800 and 2000 (1700 and 1900 GMT) today," he added.