Boris Johnson has won a no-confidence vote and will remain as the U.K.’s prime minister.
Johnson received 211 votes out of 359, more than 30 over the 180 needed to survive the vote. He was elected prime minister three years ago in a landslide vote that was the party’s biggest election win in decades.
The vote comes after it was discovered he and his staff held parties in 2020 and 2021 against the COVID-19 restrictions in place.
At least 54 Tory legislators had called a no-confidence vote, according to the party, clearing the 15-per cent threshold needed to trigger it.
Johnson’s Downing Street office said that the prime minister welcomed the vote.
“Tonight is a chance to end months of speculation and allow the government to draw a line and move on, delivering on the people’s priorities,” it said.
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