Boris Johnson wins confidence vote, survives as UK PM for now

The vote, however, was a blow to Johnson, with 41% of his lawmakers casting ballots against his leadership after months of scandals and gaffes that have raised questions over his authority to govern Britain.

But Johnson, a master of political comebacks, instead described the vote as a "decisive result" meaning that "as a government, we can move on and focus on the stuff that I think really matters to people".

We need to come together as a party and focus on what this government is doing to help people with the cost of living, to clear the COVID backlogs and to make our streets safer.

By winning the confidence vote, Johnson has secured a reprieve for 12 months when lawmakers cannot bring another challenge. But his predecessor Theresa May scored better in her 2018 confidence vote only to resign six months later.

Boris Johnson won Monday's vote. But he's now a Prime Minister in survival mode.

Johnson wins confidence vote by 211 to 148 Boris Johnson will survive in his role as Britain’s Prime Minister, but his authority has imploded after narrowly fighting off a confidence vote in his leadership.

Boris Johnson has won his confidence vote, with a majority of Conservative MPs deciding to stick with the Prime Minister.

Voting has closed in Boris Johnson's confidence vote The two-hour voting window for Conservative MPs has closed. Boris Johnson now faces a nervous wait for ballots to be counted; we'll find out at 9 p.m. local time

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a confidence vote on Monday, seeing off a challenge to his leadership brought by lawmakers within his Conservative Party.