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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street, following the outbreak of Covid-19, London, Britain, June 23, 2020. — Picture by REUTERS

UK PM Boris Johnson to face confidence vote

LONDON, June 6 — Tory MPs will take a vote of confidence in British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership on Monday evening, the party’s 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Bradley said.

The announcement came after speculations over the Jubilee weekend that the threshold of 15 per cent MPs was reached.

Bradley said the confidence vote will be held this evening between 6 pm and 8 pm and the result will be announced shortly after, Anadolu Agency reported.

If Johnson loses the vote, he will have to resign as prime minister and a leadership contest will start immediately after.

Johnson has been harshly criticised for months over the lockdown parties at Downing Street.

— Bernama

 

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