- 40 percent of MPs from the Conservative Party voted against their own leader.
- 359 votes were cast, out of which 211 were in confidence, while 148 were to remove him.
- "Partygate" scandal raised concerns over his regime and liability.
London: Following British Prime Minister Boris Johnson managing to survive vote of no confidence by a slim margin, he said his vote victory was ‘good news’ and a ‘decisive result’ allowing him to save his premiership. Notably, the vote saw 211 votes in favour and 148 votes against him and the members of his own party demanded his resignation over the “Partygate” scandal.
The British Prime Minister has been facing accusations over lockdown parties at his home and offices. He broke his own government’s Covid-19 lockdown rules by inviting and attending gatherings at the government offices. It is believed that he will likely seek to frame the result as a chance to move on, but the slim margin of victory means his job security remains in peril.
However, Johnson said he was “not interested” in calling a snap general election but he did not decline the chance to rule one out, according to the chairman of the party committee, Graham Brady. The opposition and the members of his own party demanded his resignation over the “Partygate” scandal as they raised concerns over his regime and termed Johnson a liability.