Archiv: no-confidence votes

04.04.2021 - 09:16 [ ]

ChristenUnie rules out a new coalition with Rutte as prime minister

ChristenUnie leader Gert-Jan Segers said in an interview with the Nederlands Dagblad …

26.10.2019 - 11:44 [ ]

Boris Johnson could back no confidence vote in own administration to get general election

However the Government could table a vote of no confidence against itself, which only requires a plurality to pass.

If this passes Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, or any other party leader, would have 14 days to form an alternative Government.

Only if these efforts failed would there be a general election.

09.08.2019 - 15:04 [ Reuters ]

Italy Senate to decide on Monday when to hold no-confidence vote in government

The heads of political groups in Italy’s Senate will meet on Monday to set a date to hold a no-confidence vote in the government, the upper house press office said in a statement on Friday.

27.05.2019 - 18:47 [ New York Times ]

Sebastian Kurz, Austrian Leader, Is Ousted in No-Confidence Vote

After about three hours of debate, a simple majority of lawmakers stood up in a demonstration of their withdrawal of trust from Mr. Kurz, 32, making him the first Austrian leader in more than seven decades to be removed from power by his peers in Parliament.

The removal of Mr. Kurz, just 17 months after he became chancellor, came despite a gain of 8 percentage points for his conservative People’s Party in the European Parliament elections.

23.05.2019 - 06:03 [ Michael Fabricant ‏/ Twitter ]

Executive of 1922 has made no decision. Paralysis. I wonder if there should be a vote of No Confidence in the 1922 Executive? Colleagues are growing impatient.

25.04.2019 - 06:11 [ ]

May safe to December: PM cannot be ousted by her own MPs until the end of the year at the earliest as 1922 Committee of backbenchers REJECTS changing rules to get rid of her this summer

Mr Brady met privately with the PM before the committee talks, which began yesterday.

24.04.2019 - 00:19 [ Beth Rigby ‏/ Twitter ]

The 1922 executive are meeting in a ‘secret location’ and that the meeting, which started at 7pm, could be going on for a bit longer yet. Also told that tenor of conversation pointing to no definitive conclusion tonight. Unsurprising given the exec split.

24.04.2019 - 00:16 [ ]

Senior Conservatives to vote on ousting Theresa May

Some 1922 Committee members want to change rules to allow second no-confidence vote

23.04.2019 - 16:52 [ ]

The Independent Group will back Theresa May in any vote of confidence, says Heidi Allen

The new Independent Group of MPs has agreed to back Theresa May in any vote of no confidence, one of its most prominent members has said.

In an exclusive interview with The Independent, former Conservative MP Heidi Allen said the group – which also consists of eight Labour MPs – had decided not to do anything that would facilitate a general election.

23.04.2019 - 16:48 [ Guido Fawkes ]

Tory MPs Supporting Brexit Party, 1922 Rule Change Rumoured

Sources within the 1922 Committee suggest that there is a fair chance the executive will endorse a rule change tonight allowing a fresh challenge if a third of the parliamentary party indicates they will support it – effectively raising the threshold in terms of numbers of MPs required and removing the one challenge-a-year rule. Alternatively the 12 month challenge delay period could be reduced to six months – meaning the next leadership challenge would be on from June 3rd.

22.04.2019 - 16:29 [ Graham Clark ‏/ Twitter ]

„The National Conservative Convention, the body that represents Tory volunteers, now has a duty under the party’s constitution to call an EGM to allow a no-confidence vote in the PM to be held.“ The 800 highest-ranking party officers are eligible to vote.

22.04.2019 - 16:18 [ Christopher Hope ‏/ Twitter ]

The National Conservative Convention, which represents Tory volunteers, now has a duty under the party’s constitution to call an „extraordinary general meeting“ to allow a no confidence vote in Mrs May to be held.

22.04.2019 - 16:16 [ ]

Exclusive: Tories just weeks from ’no confidence‘ vote in May after local party chairmen back unprecedented poll

A vote on Theresa May’s future among the party’s grassroots supporters which could hasten her departure from office is just weeks away after enough local party chairmen signed a petition supporting it.

31.03.2019 - 17:01 [ Spiked ]

Quit your weeping – Dominic Grieve deserves to be de-selected

Guess what, MPs: if you defy the democratic will, the demos will punish you.

30.03.2019 - 11:39 [ Sky News ]

Remain MP Dominic Grieve suffers no confidence vote

He backs a second referendum and last week said Mrs May’s attack on parliament for blocking her Brexit deal left him „never more ashamed to be Conservative“, adding: „I could have wept.“

The chairman of the Beaconsfield Constituency Conservative Association, Jackson Ng, said the no confidence motion was passed at the association’s annual general meeting on Friday evening.

13.01.2019 - 08:14 [ Daily Mail ]

Revealed: Dominic Grieve secretly met John Bercow just HOURS before Speaker allowed his killer amendment as No 10 warns PM could be gone by WEDNESDAY

Commons Speaker John Bercow secretly met Tory rebel Dominic Grieve just hours before throwing out centuries of tradition to allow the MP to scupper Theresa May’s Brexit plans.

The pair spoke in Mr Bercow’s grace-and-favour Commons apartment the day before the Speaker tore up the rule book to allow the former Attorney General to table an amendment to wrest control of Brexit from the Prime Minister, The Mail on Sunday can reveal

23.12.2018 - 02:10 [ Reuters ]

Guyanese parliament brings down government, triggering elections

One lawmaker defected from Granger’s APNU-AFC coalition, which had a one-seat majority, and sided with an opposition-led motion to cut short his term that would have ended in 2020. The Guyanese parliament had never before called a no-confidence vote.

13.12.2018 - 11:33 [ ]

Theresa May jets to Brussels wounded as Tory Brexiteers demand her downfall

It’s the morning after the fight before. War-torn Tories are nursing a political hangover fit for Christmas – as Theresa May begs 27 EU leaders for a „legally binding“ solution to her Brexit deal

13.12.2018 - 11:27 [ ]

Fears no-confidence vote against Theresa May has started a historic break up of the Tory Party as Brexiteers and PM’s supporters clash

One minister said he couldn’t see how the party could ‚put the jigsaw back together‘ after the vote

13.12.2018 - 11:20 [ Spiked ]

This is the death of the Tory Party as we knew it

Theresa May’s survival speaks to the stasis and cowardice of the Conservative establishment.

13.12.2018 - 11:15 [ New York Times ]

Theresa May and the Conservative Will to Power

it might ultimately break the party apart, with some members coalescing around a nationalist, even populist, alternative while their less strident colleagues join a putative “centrist” party committed to a more moderate, more open style of politics. Aren’t we, then, looking at a truly existential threat to the world’s oldest, and arguably most successful, party?

12.12.2018 - 22:59 [ ]

Brexit: What will happen now Theresa May has won no confidence vote?

The Prime Minister will jet off to an emergency Brexit summit in Brussels on Thursday to pick up the threads of her beleaguered deal.

Her frantic tour of EU leaders earlier this week ended in humiliation after they rejected her calls for more Brexit concessions.

12.12.2018 - 22:48 [ ]

How May won over the waverers to survive leadership challenge

The rug was pulled from under her enemies’ feet when the prime minister made her pledge to Conservative colleagues, many still bruised from 2017, that she would not fight the next election.

12.12.2018 - 22:41 [ Sky News ]

Theresa May: ‚Zombie‘ prime minister staggers on towards her eventual downfall

Like a zombie, Theresa May staggers on. Despite whatever is thrown at her, nothing can bring her down.

But neither can she regain her strength. As she stumbles towards her eventual destruction, is she taking the country with her?

12.12.2018 - 22:39 [ ]

THE LIVING DEAD: Zombie Theresa May stumbles through confidence vote – but how long until she finally falls?

THERESA May will limp on in Number 10 after winning the confidence vote despite a THIRD of her own MPs wanting to sack her.

The PM won the support of 200 Tory MPs, enough to stay in post, but with 117 MPs calling for her to go her time in charge seems to be running out.

12.12.2018 - 12:55 [ ]

Dominic Raab now FAVOURITE to replace Theresa May as no-confidence vote called in PM

DOMINIC Raab is now the favourite the replace Theresa May as the PM faces a no-confidence vote over her handling of Brexit.

12.12.2018 - 12:51 [ Neil Harding ‏/ Twitter ]

I think it is between Dominic Raab and Sajid Javid. If it goes to party members, Raab as a committed brexiteer will win. But MPs might try & block Raab from getting on the ballot, perhaps with another Remainer like Hammond, in which case Javid would win.

12.12.2018 - 12:47 [ ]

Who is Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary among favourites to replace Theresa May as prime minister?

The self-made millionaire, raised a Muslim, grew-up on Stapleton Road and went to Downend School, and voted Remain in the Brexit referendum

12.12.2018 - 12:37 [ Matt Dathan / Twitter ]

DUP leader Arlene Foster signals she would back Sajid Javid in a Tory leadership contest. She met him yesterday and told @BBCr4today: “I think that he understand where we come from in relation to the backstop.“

12.12.2018 - 12:37 [ Laura Hughes ‏/ Twitter ]

Dominic Raab, David Davis and DUP leader Arlene Foster are launching a campaign for a „Better Deal“ this morning. They are proposing a new 10-year, “extendable backstop to replace the Northern Ireland Protocol.”

12.12.2018 - 12:10 [ BBC Radio York ‏/ Twitter ]

This just tweeted by one of our local MPs. Julian Smith is also the Chief Whip…

12.12.2018 - 11:41 [ Spectator ]

Why Leave would win next time round

(11.12.2018) But Remainers wanting a second referendum – and not all do – should be careful what they wish for. A second referendum would be far more divisive than the first, possibly leaving a permanently scarred country. And it would also almost certainly fail to overturn Brexit.

12.12.2018 - 11:16 [ Wahington Post ]

Conservative Party calls for vote of no confidence to oust Prime Minister Theresa May

For May to survive a leadership, she needs a simple majority of Conservative lawmakers — 158 of 315 to support her.

12.12.2018 - 11:10 [ Sky News ]

What happens if PM loses confidence vote

Depending on how many candidates there are, rounds of elections will be held, and the MPs with the fewest votes would drop out of the race one by one.

That all changes when there are two candidates left – Conservative Party members will have the final say in an open election.

12.12.2018 - 10:52 [ Good Morning Britain / Twitter ]

BREAKING: A no-confidence vote against Theresa May has been triggered. The vote will happen between 6-8pm tonight.

12.12.2018 - 10:48 [ Harry Yorke / Twitter ]

Theresa May will face a confidence vote, Graham Brady confirms

11.12.2018 - 23:29 [ Dan El Rojo / Twitter ]

Tory so-called ‚rebels‘: all mouth and no trousers. Craven and pathetic.


11.12.2018 - 23:25 [ Sky News ]

Why Labour is hesitating to pull the trigger on a vote to remove Theresa May

Some within the Labour Party also believe their political enemies want the party to table a vote, only to lose it, weakening Mr Corbyn in the process and pushing the party closer to backing a second referendum.

There’s also the chance that Mrs May could be toppled by her own party, angry at her decision to delay the crucial Brexit vote, leading some to call for the Labour leader to hold back.

08.12.2018 - 11:54 [ Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party / Twitter ]

Make no mistake, Labour is ready to step in and negotiate a Brexit deal that works for the whole of our country.

08.12.2018 - 11:51 [ Sky News ]

Labour ready to step in and negotiate Brexit deal with EU, Jeremy Corbyn says

Jeremy Corbyn has reached out to the DUP and said that Labour is „ready to step in and negotiate seriously“ to find an alternative Brexit deal with the EU.

In an exclusive interview with Sky News, the Labour Party leader said the DUP „dislike the backstop for very good and sensible reasons“ and that „absolutely“ Labour’s version of Brexit can work for the Northern Ireland party and the people of the province.

22.11.2018 - 06:30 [ ]

If the Tories don’t remove May now they face electoral oblivion

There is nothing more dangerous and self-defeating in politics, as in every other area of life, than the inability to discern the true significance of events, viewing them instead through a prism of self-interest, groupthink and partisanship. That is the problem currently blinding all those in the Westminster bubble.

21.11.2018 - 11:24 [ ]

Brexit split among Kent MPs

As the Prime Minister continues to face pressure over her leadership, the county’s MPs – like the rest of the country – are split on whether the deal delivers what the government promised.

But only one has decided to join those who have called for a vote of confidence in the Prime Minister by submitting a formal letter to the chairman of the 1922 committee Graham Brady – the MP for Gravesham Adam Holloway.

21.11.2018 - 10:57 [ ]

DUP expected to abstain for second time on crucial Budget votes

MPs from the Democratic Unionist Party are expected to abstain for a second time on crucial Budget votes in the Commons in protest at Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

It comes after Eurosceptics in the party faced questions over the apparent collapse of their efforts to trigger a no confidence in the prime minister.

21.11.2018 - 09:22 [ ]

Is This Why The Tory Rebel Plot To Topple Theresa May Faltered?

“When you are Tory MP, you’re over 55 and you’ve been there for a few years,” he said.

“And you think on principle you ought to rebel but then, of course, you know what happens to Tory MPs when they retire if they’ve been good boys and girls?

“They go to the House of Lords and rebels don’t go to the House of Lords!”

20.11.2018 - 18:14 [ Guardian News / Youtube ]

Brexit: Jacob Rees-Mogg and David Davis speak at ERG press conference – watch live

David Davis, the former Brexit secretary, and Jacob Rees-Mogg, the chair of the European Research Group, are among the speakers at an ERG press conference to mark the publication of a paper about the benefits of leaving the customs union

20.11.2018 - 18:12 [ Sky News ]

LIVE: Jacob Rees-Mogg says the time to move against the PM is ’now‘

The Brexiteer says it’s now or never for those who want get rid of May – or else she could lead the party into the next election.

20.11.2018 - 18:04 [ ]

ALL MOUTH AND NO TROUSERS‘: Brexiteer Nadine Dorries blames scared Tory MEN for failed coup against Theresa May – but claims they only need two more letters

„I can tell you this – it certainly isn’t for all the women in the ERG – all the women have put their letters in.“

She speculated that there were around 46 letters of no confidence in, two shy of the number needed to force a vote in Mrs May’s leadership, and added: „I know of key people holding their letters back.“

20.11.2018 - 08:02 [ ]

Brexit backing Tories fail to deliver 48 MPs needed for no-confidence vote in Theresa May

Conservative critics of Theresa May’s Brexit strategy are struggling to gather enough support to force a vote of no-confidence in her leadership.

The so-called “pizza plot” by five pro-Brexit Cabinet ministers to press Mrs May to take a tougher stance with Brussels also appeared to be fading.

17.11.2018 - 19:15 [ Sky News ]

Frenetic efforts to save Theresa May and her Brexit plan

So far Sir Graham Brady, chair of the backbench 1922 committee who is responsible for declaring that moment, has made no public comment.

It is unclear whether Number 10’s frenetic efforts this weekend are intended to prevent the number of letters getting to 48, or to ensure the prime minister can get the backing of the 150 Tory MPs she would need to win a confidence vote – either way, the fight is on.

16.11.2018 - 07:33 [ ]

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s letter of no confidence in Theresa May – full text

“Regrettably, this is not the situation, therefore, in accordance with the relevant rules and procedures of the Conservative Party and the 1922 Committee this is a formal letter of No Confidence in the Leader of the Party, the Rt Hon Theresa May.

“I am copying this letter to the Prime Minister and the Chief Whip, and although I understand that it is possible for the correspondence to remain confidential I shall be making it public.”

16.11.2018 - 07:31 [ ]

‘This is not a coup’: Jacob Rees-Mogg submits letter of no confidence in a bid to oust Theresa May as Tory leader

Speaking outside the meeting, he denied that it was a “coup” and said that it was not about his own ambition, adding: “I am no putting my name forward for leadership.”

He said that there was “swathes of talent” in the party, referencing Dominic Raab, David David, Esther Mcvey and Boris Johnson.

He did, however, say that he thinks the next Tory leader should be a Leave backer, unlike Mrs May.

16.11.2018 - 07:26 [ ]

The moment Rees-Mogg puts final nail in May’s coffin? Parliament falls DEATHLY silent

THE Commons fell silent on Thursday when prominent Tory backbencher Jacob Rees-Mogg threatened Theresa May directly and claimed he will write a letter of no confidence in the Prime Minister over her controversial Brexit draft agreement.

15.11.2018 - 06:55 [ ]

Furious Brexiteers are poised to call an ‚imminent‘ vote of no confidence in Theresa May over her Brexit deal as fresh letters are sent in to trigger crunch leadership ballot

An ex-minister told MailOnline: ‚I think a few people are holding off, will read the deal, square off their associations this weekend, then put in a letter.‘

Brexiteer MP Conor Burns told LBC: ‚There’s a lot of febrile talk. What I can tell you is there’s no orchestrated attempt to put letters in.

‚But sensing the levels of frustration and annoyance colleagues are feeling it would not surprise me if organically letters are going in.‘

22.10.2018 - 08:55 [ ]

If Theresa May does face a confidence vote, don’t bet on her winning it

Tory MPs don’t want to get rid of Theresa May yet but they might decide getting rid of her early is better than not getting rid of her at all.

22.10.2018 - 08:47 [ ]

Theresa May could be SACKED in 48 hours – and THIS is who could replace her

For this to happen, 48 Conservative MPs must submit letters to the Party’s chairman.

And it could happen sooner rather than later amid reports that 46 have already been submitted.

Brexit supportor David Davis is the most likely successor to Mrs May.

21.10.2018 - 14:55 [ Joumanna Bercetche / Twitter ]

PM enters ‘killing zone’ (interesting choice of word by ⁦@thetimes ). Report says that 46 no-confidence letters have now been written; 2 short of those needed for formal no-confidence vote / leadership challenge

01.06.2018 - 14:07 [ El Pais ]

As it happened: Pedro Sánchez becomes new Spanish prime minister

This is the first time in Spanish democratic history that a head of government has been ousted. Rajoy, 63, refused to step down ahead of the vote, saying he had the trust of the people who voted for him at the 2016 election.

Rajoy is being replaced by Socialist (PSOE) leader Pedro Sánchez, whose 84 seats were insufficient for the majority of 176 required in the 350-seat house. This forced the PSOE to seek support from a range of other parties, including regional nationalists in the Basque Country and Catalonia.