UK’s Labour Party will put forward a motion for a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government on Tuesday, the party confirmed to The Post.
A no-confidence motion will force lawmakers from all the parties represented in parliament to vote on whether or not Johnson is still deemed fit to hold the position as the nation’s leader until a new one is elected.
The vote is expected to take place on Wednesday, and if passed would trigger an immediate national election if the government loses the majority of the vote, which could potentially replace not only Johnson, but the entire governing party.
The next prime minister is not expected to be announced until Sept. 5, after the Tory party set out its timetable for the battle to replace Johnson.
Defense Secretary Ben Wallace was previously considered a possible favorite to replace Johnson, however, he this week removed himself from consideration.
Meanwhile, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, remains the current front-runner with the most declared backers.
Other notable candidates include former Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who — along with Sunak — resigned from their government roles in protest of Johnson’s leadership.
It’s unlikely for the vote Wednesday to be successful for Keir Starmer’s Labour Party, as lawmakers from the Tory government are not expected to send voters back to the polls since a new Tory leader will be announced imminently.
However, the Labour Party stuck true to its word after promising to put forward a no-confidence motion last week.
Johnson, who took office in 2019, last week finally succumbed to the dozens of calls from fellow Conservatives telling him to resign.
Over 50 government ministers and aides handed in their resignations in protest of his leadership in just 48 hours.
It is the highest number of resignations any British leader had received while clinging to power.
Starmer celebrated news of Johnson’s imminent resignation on Twitter, writing, “We need a fresh start for Britain.”
“It is good news for the country that Boris Johnson has resigned as Prime Minister. But it should have happened long ago. He was always unfit for office,” Starmer said in a statement.
Johnson narrowly survived an initial vote last month amid fallout over Downing Street staff parties thrown during the height of COVID-19 lockdowns, and under the current rules, he was safe from legal challenges for another year.
With Post wires