Boris Johnson’s future as Britain’s Prime Minister has been thrown into doubt after a major rebellion against him during a confidence vote.
As the announcement was made in Committee Room 14, half the room erupted in cheers, loudly banging their desks in support of Mr Johnson while a significant number remained motionless and silent.
“That’s a terrible result for Boris,” said one MP. “Far worse than what Theresa May got.”
While Mrs May received support from 63 per cent of the party in her 2018 confidence challenge, Mr Johnson could only achieve 58 per cent.