London, 7 June 2022 (TDI): The Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson won the no-confidence vote on Monday.
The victory resulted as the Prime Minister retained the support of most of his colleagues.
Pleased that colleagues have backed the Prime Minister. I support him 100%. Now’s the time to get on with the job.
— Liz Truss (@trussliz) June 6, 2022
After his win, Johnson affirmed that it was an ‘extremely good, positive, conclusive, decisive result’. Moreover, it will permit him to move forward to unite and concentrate on delivery.
In comparison, the Minister claimed that the support from his colleagues was a considerably greater mandate than the one in his 2019 leadership election.
In addition, the Foreign Office minister, James Cleverly named it a ‘comfortable’ and ‘clear’ win whilst the MP for Lichfield, Michael Fabricant, stated that the result was a ‘lot better.
Despite claiming the vote as a victory by Johnson and his allies, numerous Conservative MPs including some of his supporters believe this was the start of the end of his three-year premiership.
Votes in favor and votes against the Prime Minister
Even though Johnson won the support of 211 MPs, also 148 MPs voted against him. Therefore, they wanted to oust the Minister from Downing Street.
Thus, 41% of his party voted to remove him as many quoted his lack of repentance regarding the Partygate scandal. As well as the public’s loss of trust in the Prime Minister’s leadership.
On the other hand, some MPs added that the Minister has to quit for the good of the party and the country.
More to this, one of Johnson’s leading critics, Roger Gale, expressed that a Prime Minister with honor should be aware that he has lost the support of many of his MPs.
The Prime Minister has lost majority support in parliament as many from his party voted against him. It is reported that in theory, Johnson is secure from another leadership challenge. That is, for a year under the rules of the 1922 Committee.
Nevertheless, Theresa May was forced to leave office in six months following a win in the confidence ballot. This was in spite of winning by 200 votes to 117.
Noteworthy, Johnson’s proportion of MPs that voted against him is larger than the votes against May in 2018 as well as Margaret Thatcher in 1990.