UK PM Boris Johnson wins confidence vote

By H.JanGra June 7, 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a confidence vote on Monday

But a rebellion by 148 of his 359 Conservative Party lawmakers dealt a serious blow to his authority.

A majority of the Conservatives' lawmakers - at least 180 - would have had to vote against Johnson for him to be removed

The result means Johnson secured the backing of 59% of his lawmakers, lower than the support given to his predecessor Theresa May in a confidence vote she faced in 2018.

"You have presided over a culture of casual law-breaking at 10 Downing Street in relation to Covid," Jesse Norman, a former junior minister, said before the vote.

Johnson's anti-corruption chief John Penrose also quit.