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UK PM Boris Johnson faces leadership vote after ‘partygate’ scandal angers his own lawmakers

Johnson is set to be fined by police for breaching Covid-19 lockdown regulations.
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The U.K.’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face a vote of confidence later on Monday amid increasing dissatisfaction in his leadership.

To trigger a vote of confidence, 15% of Conservative lawmakers (or 54 of the current 360 Tory MPs) are required to write letters to Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee which oversees the party’s leadership challenges.

On Monday, Brady announced that threshold had been exceeded.

The vote will take place Monday evening local time, and between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. ET.

Last month a report into several high-profile Covid-19 lockdown-breaking parties at Johnson’s office and residence was released, sparking calls for a confidence vote.

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