Labour will attempt to force the next Tory Prime Minister out of office within days of entering Number 10
LABOUR will attempt to force the next Tory Prime Minister out of office within days of entering Number 10.
John McDonnell said the party would call a no confidence vote in the government when they take office.
When asked if they would force the move, he said: “Yes. Because we believe any incoming prime minister in these circumstance should go to the country anyway and seek a mandate.”
Theresa May fought off a bid to remove the government back in January winning the vote by 325 to 306 after her Brexit deal was heavily defeated in the Commons.
If the vote had been lost, a new government would have 14 days to command the support of a majority of MPs otherwise a general election is triggered.
But Mr McDonnell said the new PM should immediately seek a mandate through an election.
He said: “There will be a prospect that some Conservative MPs now will think maybe we should go back to the country.”
Tory MP Guto Bebb told The Times he would find it difficult to back Boris Johnson or Dominic Raab in a confidence vote if they pushed a no-deal Brexit.
He told The Times: “I will support any Conservative PM who is sober and responsible to recognise that we can only leave the EU with an agreement.
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