The Liberal Democrats will today table a Parliamentary no confidence motion in Boris Johnson after he narrowly avoided being removed from office by his own Conservative MPs.
The party has called for Parliament and the people to have a say on Johnson’s position after he marginally won support from his own MPs, despite breaking the law and misleading Parliament following his involvement in a string of illegal parties held at Number Ten during lockdown.
It comes after 148 Conservative MPs voted to say they have no confidence in Johnson to hold the office of Prime Minister and to be the leader of the Conservative Party.
Liberal Democrat Leader Ed Davey said: “The lying lawbreaker in Number Ten is clinging on by the skin of his teeth. Yesterday’s events have unleashed a civil war for the Conservatives and a summer of discontent for everyone else, where the cost of living emergency is ignored while Boris Johnson continues to fight for his own survival.
“Liberal Democrats are tabling a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister, so that Parliament has the opportunity to finally put an end to this sorry mess and kick him out of Downing Street. Every Conservative MP who has a shred of decency must back our motion and finally give Johnson the sack.
“Boris Johnson might have a slim majority among Conservative MPs, but it is clear that the British public no longer hold confidence in him. MPs from all parties must have the chance to make that clear.”