Graham Brady, the president of the Conservative Party's Internal Organization Commission, announced this Monday that more than 15% of the group's deputies ask to submit their leader, Boris Johnson, to a vote of confidence, which would amount to a motion of censorship in Spain.
For this process to be activated, at least 54 members (15% of the total) must request the motion from Brady, president of the 1922 Backbench Committee, in letters that are confidential and to which only the person in charge can access.
This number has been obtained due to maletsar and criticism for the 'Partygate', the party scandal during confinement. The information about it began six months ago, but the debate reignited a few days ago after the publication of an administrative report that detailed the magnitude of the violations of the anticovid rules in Downing Street.
The vote will take place between 5 and 7 p.m. (Spanish time) on Monday and if Johnson loses, the party will hold an internal election to appoint a new leader, who will become prime minister, reports AFP. However, if he wins he may not be the subject of any further voting for one year.
It is planned that a ballot box will be placed in the same room where MPs meet every week for committee meetings, on the first floor of the Palace of Westminster, they explain in 'The Guargian'. In the event that a parliamentarian is unable to attend, he may designate a colleague to vote on his behalf.
A spokesman for the Downing Street office has assured, according to AFP, that the vote is an opportunity to "put an end point and move on." "The Prime Minister welcomes the opportunity to make his case to MPs and will remind them that when we are united and focused on causes that matter to our voters there is no more formidable political force," he said.