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May faces no-confidence motion

16/01/2019

What is a motion of no confidence?

A motion of no confidence, or censure motion, is a motion moved in the House of Commons with the wording: 'That this House has no confidence in HM Government'. If such a motion is agreed to, and a new government with the support of a majority of MPs cannot be formed within a period of 14 calendar days, Parliament is dissolved and an early General Election is triggered.

A motion of no confidence is one of only two ways in which an early General Election may be triggered under the terms of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011.

— UK Parliament

Motion of No-Confidence. UK Parliament's Glossary.

On January 15th, 2019, Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn laid a no-confidence motion against PM Theresa May. The motion was voted the next day — May won by a majority of 19 votes. You can watch the House of Commons session in the videos below:
FULL coverage of British parliament's no-confidence vote
Theresa May survives no-confidence motion by 19 votes
Theresa May Pleads for Unity After Surviving No-Confidence Vote | Good Morning Britain

More news

May's government survives no-confidence vote. BBC News.

Theresa May survives attempt to allow early no-confidence vote. The Guardian.

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