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UK: Boris Johnson wins vote of confidence, remains PM

BORIS Johnson will remain in his role as Britain’s Prime Minister, but his authority has imploded after narrowly fighting off a confidence vote in his leadership. 

Two hundred and eleven MPs supported Johnson in the vote, against 148 who voted against him.

He will likely seek to frame the result as a chance to move on, but the slim margin of victory means his job security remains in peril.

The vote was triggered by disgruntled Conservative MPs. 148 voted to oust Johnson, in a significant rebellion against the sitting Prime Minister.

Johnson’s premiership has been derailed by the “Partygate” scandal, criticism over his response to a cost of living crisis and a series of local election defeats.

He would have stepped down had he lost.

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