British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a vote of no confidence


LONDON — Lawmakers from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party will hold a vote of no confidence on Monday, in the latest challenge to end the controversial UK leader’s political career.

Graham Brady, a Tory MP, announced the vote on Monday morning, saying the vote was triggered on Sunday when a 15% threshold of Tory lawmakers in the House of Commons decided they no longer trusted him to lead.

In this file photo, taken on May 13, 2022, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks out of 10 Downing Street in central London.

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“The Prime Minister welcomes the opportunity to make his case to MPs and will remind them that when they are united and focused on the issues that matter to voters, there is no longer a formidable political force,” Downing Street, Johnson’s office, said in a statement. .

Brady told BBC News he briefed Johnson on Sunday. Members who filed letters with Brady had dated them to coincide with the end of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Sunday, so as not to interrupt the celebration, he said.

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