Sir Graham Brady, chair of the 1922 Committee, said in a statement on Monday that the number of Tory MPs calling for a vote had reached the necessary threshold. Voting will take place between 6 pm and 8 pm local time on Monday.
The prime minister’s approval ratings were falling, and there was a growing feeling among some parts of his ruling conservative party that he was becoming a burden. The party faces a tough parliamentary by-election later this month.
And the Palestinian News Agency quoted a Downing Street spokesman as saying that Johnson “welcomes the opportunity to present his case to MPs.”
In a sign of public discontent, the Prime Minister was booed on Friday by some members of the public as he arrived at St Paul’s Cathedral in London for the Thanksgiving Mass marking the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
Under Tory rules, if MPs wanted to get rid of their leader, they would submit a secret letter of no-confidence to the Chairman of the 1922 Committee, a group of House members who do not hold government positions. The operation is obscure – the messages are kept secret and the chairman, Graham Brady, doesn’t even reveal how many messages have been delivered.
When 15% of conservative lawmakers gave letters, a vote of confidence was taken among all conservative lawmakers.
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