Labour to table no confidence motion in Boris Johnson’s government today
The motion would force Boris Johnson’s colleagues to back or vote against the government
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Labour will table the motion on Tuesday and will hold the vote the following day.
It comes after Mr Johnson resigned as leader of the Conservative party last week after a string of resignations from ministers and MPs, but he will remain in office until a replacement is found - a move that has divided Tories.
The bid from the opposition would face Ms Johnson’s former colleagues to either back the government or vote against it.
It requires a majority to pass and if the government loses, it could potentially trigger a general election.
At the moment, the government has a large majority in the House of Commons meaning it would require a significant number of Tory MPs to vote against their own government for the motion to be successful.
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Sir Keir Starmer had previously threatened to bring the confidence vote to prevent “this nonsense about clinging on for a few months”.
Speaking last week, he said: “He’s inflicted lies, fraud and chaos in the country.
“If they don’t get rid of him then Labour will step up, in the national interest, and bring a vote of no confidence, because we can’t go on with this Prime Minister clinging on for months and months to come.”