A majority of Tory legislators – at least 180 – must have voted against Johnson to impeach him.
The result means that Johnson won the support of 59% of her legislators, less than her predecessor Theresa May in the vote of confidence they faced in 2018.
After the big election victory in 2019, when Britain was under the strict lockdown COVID-19, the pressure on the Prime Minister increased as he and his staff threw alcohol parties at his Downing Bourgeois office and residence.
Outraged, the party launched a protest, forcing a leader who at one time seemed unable to attack to vote anonymously in confidence.
The move prompted lawmakers from various sections of the party to reveal that they had turned against their leader. The former ally accused the prime minister of insulting voters and the party by remaining in power.
“In the case of Covid, you have led a culture of negligent violation of the law in 10 Downing Boards,” former junior minister Jesse Norman said ahead of the vote.
John Penrose, Johnson’s anti – corruption chief, also resigned.
Dozens of Tory lawmakers have expressed concern that the 57-year-old Johnson could lose his power to rule Britain, which is at risk of recession, rising fuel and food prices, rising food prices and the travel woes caused by the strike in the capital, London.
But his cabinet of ministers lined up behind him and highlighted what they described as government victories: the rapid rollout of the COVID-19 vaccinations and Britain’s response to Russia’s occupation of Ukraine.
In the hours leading up to the vote, Johnson told his party’s lawmakers that the economy would recover and return to traditional Tory policies such as tax cuts.
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