Boris Johnson News Live Updates: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survives no-confidence vote, calls win 'decisive' - The Economic Times

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described his vote victory as 'good news' and a 'decisive result' as he managed to save his premiership by a slim margin.An astonishing 148 of Johnson's own lawmakers turned against him on Monday night whereas 211 voted in support of him, CNN reported."What it means is that as a government, we can move on and focus on the stuff that really matters to people," Johnson said, adding that the result gives his government an opportunity to put behind us all the stuff that people in the media like going on about.However, Johnson said he was "not interested" in calling a snap general election but he did not decline the chance to rule one out.The vote saw 211 votes in favour and 148 votes against him, according to the chairman of the party committee, Graham Brady.The opposition and the members of his own party demanded his resignation over the "Partygate" scandal as they raised concerns over his regime and termed Johnson a liability.Johnson has been facing accusations over lockdown parties at his home and offices. He broke his own government's COVID-19 lockdown rules by inviting and attending gatherings at the government offices.

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