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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

The Prime Minister's now facing a motion of No Confidence this evening, which is scheduled around 7pm.


The Prime Minister's now facing a motion of No Confidence this evening, which is scheduled around 7pm.

If the government wins the vote, it can continue in power.

But if it loses, the Government has 14 days to secure the support of a majority of MPs.

If they were to win the second vote, the Conservatives would stay in power. This could be a government led by Theresa May or a successor.

Labour would also have 14 days to prove, by a vote, that it could command a majority and form its own government. That would allow Labour to take control of the country without an election.

If neither of these things were to happen within the 14 days, a general election would be triggered.

Jim Callaghan’s Labour government were the last to lose a vote of no confidence in 1979, the Conservatives went on to win the General Election.