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Voting begins on no-confidence motion against British PM Boris Johnson


UK PM Confidence Vote: Voting started on the no-confidence motion against Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, surrounded by controversies. Counting will be done immediately after the voting on the no-confidence motion and the results will be announced.

Earlier, the chairman of a Conservative Party committee had announced a motion of no confidence against Johnson. Sir Graham Brady, in charge of the no-confidence letters received by the committee, said 54 MPs (15 percent) of the Tory parliamentary party are demanding it and will be placed in the House of Commons on Monday evening. Brady said in a statement, “The required 15 percent of the parliamentary party vote for the no-confidence vote has been achieved….”

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Significantly, at a birthday party held in Downing Street (Prime Minister’s residence) in June 2020, more than 40 lawmakers have demanded Johnson’s resignation over allegations of violation of the rules related to the Kovid-19 lockdown. The matter has been in the news for a long time and many questions have also been raised about the failures of the investigation led by top civil servant Sue Grey.

The report, released after the Scotland Yard investigation, said that during the lockdown imposed in 2020-2021 to control the spread of the coronavirus, parties inside government offices violated rules. Johnson and his wife Carrie were also fined in June 2020 for holding a birthday party in Downing Street’s cabinet room in violation of lockdown rules.

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