News 6 June 2022
Author: Courtney W

Boris Johnson Wins Confidence Vote

6 June 2022

Boris Johnson has survived the confidence vote, meaning he will remain the leader of the Conservative Party.

The vote took place this evening (June 6) after at least 54 MPs wrote to the chair of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, Sir Graham Brady, to say they no longer have confidence in the Prime Minister amid the partygate scandal.

Conservative MPs had to vote on whether to keep Boris Johnson as leader of the party. The Prime Minister won by a majority of just 63 votes after a total of 359 ballot votes were cast.

The result means 59% of Conservative MPs backed Mr Johnson, with 41% voting against him.

Now that Boris Johnson has won, he will have a year in office before another vote can be held.

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