After ‘partygate’, UK PM Johnson faces confidence vote

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By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) -Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face a confidence vote later on Monday, after a growing number of lawmakers in the governing Conservative Party questioned the British leader’s flagging authority over the “partygate” scandal. Johnson, appointed prime minister in 2019, has been under growing pressure, unable to move on from a report that documented alcohol-fuelled parties at the heart of power when Britain was under strict lockdowns to tackle COVID-19. In a searing attack on the once seemingly unassailable Johnson, Jesse Norman, a loyalist who served as a j…

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