Labour calls no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson's government TOMORROW

Labour pushes for no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson’s government TOMORROW in stunt designed to turn up the heat on Tory MPs

  • Keir Starmer is tabling a no confidence motion that could cause a vote tomorrow
  • Labour says Boris Johnson should quit immediately not wait for Tory successor
  • The stunt looks doomed to fail as the government still has a strong majority  
  • Keir Starmer is pushing for a no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson‘s government to happen tomorrow.

    Labour sources said they will table a motion today intended to force a Commons showdown on whether the PM still commands a majority.

    The stunt is intended to turn up the heat on Tory MPs, after Sir Keir insisted it is unacceptable for Mr Johnson to stay in post while a successor is chosen.

    If Mr Johnson loses he would be expected to resign immediately. 

    However, the bid looks doomed to fail as the government still has a sizeable majority, despite the coup that saw the premier announce he is standing down. 

    Keir Starmer is pushing for a no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson 's government to happen tomorrow

    Keir Starmer is pushing for a no-confidence vote in Boris Johnson ‘s government to happen tomorrow

    By convention when the official Opposition requests a confidence vote the government allows time for one at the earliest possible opportunity – which would be tomorrow. 

    It is a separate process from the Tory confidence vote that Mr Johnson faced last month, when the premier saw off the initial challenge to his position.   

    Yesterday Sir Keir repeated demands for a general election to oust the ‘zombie’ Tory government, taunting ‘bring it on’.

    The Labour leader accused Boris Johnson of ‘squatting in Downing Street‘, following his announcement on Thursday that he will make way for a new incumbent of No10.

    Sir Keir said that the country needs a ‘fresh start’ and called for an urgent general election.

    The stunt is intended to turn up the heat on Tory MPs, after Sir Keir insisted it is unacceptable for Mr Johnson to stay in post while a successor is chosen

    The stunt is intended to turn up the heat on Tory MPs, after Sir Keir insisted it is unacceptable for Mr Johnson to stay in post while a successor is chosen