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Vote of confidence in UK PM Johnson to take place later on Monday

© Reuters. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for a lunch reception at London’s Guildhall as celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee continue, in London, Britain, June 3, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face a confidence vote by lawmakers in the governing Conservative Party later on Monday, the chairman of the 1922 Committee Graham Brady has told lawmakers.

“The threshold of 15% of the parliamentary party seeking a vote of confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party has been exceeded,” he wrote in a note to Conservative lawmakers.

“In accordance with the rules, a ballot will be held between 1800 and 2000 today Monday 6th June — details to be confirmed. The votes will be counted immediately afterwards. An announcement will be made at a time to be advised.”


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