Boris Johnson welcomes ‘convincing’ confidence vote


Prime Minister Boris Johnson has won a vote of confidence in his leadership of the Conservative Party by 211 to 148.

Speaking after the results were announced, Mr Johnson said, “it’s a convincing, decisive result and what it means as a government is that we can focus on what matters to people”.

After securing 58.8% of the total vote, with 41.2% voting against his leadership, the current rules state that he can not face another confidence vote for at least a year.

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