Labor will today push to hold a no confidence vote in the government to remove Boris Johnson from Number 10 and potentially trigger a general election.

The party wants the vote to take place in the Commons tomorrow, rather than allowing the prime minister to stay in post while the Conservatives elect a new leader.

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer first revealed he wanted to seek such a vote last week after Mr Johnson was forced to announce his departure from Downing Street following a raft of ministerial resignations over his handling of disgraced MP Chris Pincher.

Politics Hub: Penny Mordaunt tops latest poll for next Tory leader

At the time, opposition parties, including the SNP and Liberal Democrats, revealed they would back the vote – but it would need some Tory MPs to support it for the motion to go through.

A number of Conservatives spoke out last week about Mr Johnson staying in post while his successor is chosen and called for his immediate removal.

But now the backbench 1922 committee has confirmed its timetable for the leadership election, with a new PM set to be named on 5 September, dissenting voices have grown quieter, meaning Labor is unlikely to secure its plan.

Sky News is hosting a live TV debate with the contenders vying to be the next leader of the Conservative party and therefore prime minister, and you could be in the virtual audience.

The debate will take place on Monday 18 July hosted by Sky News presenter Kay Burley.

If you would like to be a member of the virtual audience and be in with a chance of asking a question, please email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.