The Labor Party will launch a no-confidence motion in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government on Tuesday, the party confirmed to The Post.
The no-confidence motion will force lawmakers from all parties represented in parliament to vote on whether Johnson is still the country’s leader until a new one is elected.
Voting is expected to take place on Wednesday, and if passed, national elections will begin immediately if the government loses a majority of votes, which could potentially replace not only Johnson but the entire governing party. ۔
The announcement of the next prime minister is not expected until September 5, after the Tory party has set its own timetable for the fight to replace Johnson.
Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace was previously considered a potential candidate to replace Johnson, but this week he carefully removed himself.
Meanwhile, former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sink is at the forefront with the most announced supporters.
Other notable candidates include former Home Secretary Sajid Javed, who – along with Sink – resigned from his government role in protest against Johnson’s leadership.
Carestarmer’s Labor party is unlikely to win Wednesday’s vote, as Tory government lawmakers are not expected to send voters to re-election as a new Tory leader is announced immediately. Will go
However, the Labor Party stuck to its promise last week after promising a no-confidence motion.
Johnson, who took office in 2019, eventually died in the face of dozens of calls from fellow Conservatives urging him to resign.
In just 48 hours, more than 50 government ministers and aides resigned in protest of his leadership.
This is the highest number of resignations any British leader has received while in power.
“We need a fresh start for Britain,” Starmer wrote on Twitter, celebrating the news of Johnson’s resignation.
“It’s good news for the country that Boris Johnson has resigned as prime minister. But it should have happened much earlier. He was always ineligible for the post.” Starmer said in a statement.
Johnson escaped an early vote last month amid results from Downing Street staff parties cast during the height of the COVID-19 lockdown, and under current law, he is safe from legal challenges for another year. Stay
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