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No-confidence vote date for Johnson announced

No-confidence vote date for Johnson announced

Britain’s Conservative Party (Tory) may vote on a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson on June 8.

For the voting to take place, at least 15% of the members of parliament from the Conservative Party are required to apply for the procedure. According to the publication, the required number of such letters was collected.

Under existing rules, only the 1992 Committee, which includes non-government Conservative MPs, can initiate a no-confidence vote. Data on how many letters and by whom specifically were filed, on June 6, should be announced by the head of the committee, Graham Brady.

It is noted that to date, more than 25 Conservative parliamentarians have openly announced the filing of appeals.

The dissatisfaction of the party is connected with the scandal over the Downing Street parties during the lockdown in 2020, in which Johnson took part. The prime minister took responsibility for them and admitted that he attended these events “briefly” to thank his colleagues for their contribution to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

At the same time, the prime minister considers it “irresponsible” to resign because of the scandal amid the events in Ukraine and the increase in the cost of living in the country.