Boris Johnson to face vote of no confidence after Tory backlash
The votes will be counted immediately afterwards.
UK Conservative MPs have triggered a no-confidence vote, meaning that Prime Minister Boris Johnson could face the chopping block at the hands of his own party.
Announcing the news on Monday morning (6 June), Tory chairman Graham Brady said that the vote would be held between 6pm and 8pm today, with counting happening "immediately afterwards".
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"The threshold of 15% of the parliamentary party seeking a vote of confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party has been exceeded," wrote Brady in a letter addressed to MPs.
"In accordance with the rules, a ballot will be held between 1800 and 2000 TODAY MONDAY JUNE 6 - details to be confirmed. The votes will be counted immediately afterwards.
"An announcement will be made at a time to be advised. Arrangements for the announcement will be released later today."
It has been a tumultuous year for the UK PM thus far, with the most recent report on 'Partygate' making for especially damning reading.
Sue Gray's updated dossier contained photographs from the Johnson's lockdown-era birthday on 20 June, 2020, and the alleged former director of communications' leaving-do on 13 November.
Gray reported evidence of "excessive alcohol consumption", noting that one individual that was "sick" and that there was also a "minor altercation between two other individuals".
The report concluded that "the senior leadership at the centre, both political and official, must bear responsibility for this culture."
Previously, images of Johnson laughing and drinking on the Downing Street estate had emerged.