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Could parliament use this mechanism to get rid of Theresa May?

A motion of censure falls short of a full no confidence vote in the government—but it could be used to show parliament has lost faith in the Prime Minister

By Alice Lilly  

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street on Wednesday. Photo: PA

Theresa May has survived one major challenge to her leadership. Rumours persist, though, that another challenge could come in the Commons in the form of a relatively rare parliamentary procedure—a motion of censure against the Prime Minister.

Crucially, this would be different from a full no-confidence motion. Motions of censure can be tabled, in the form of an Early Day Motion, to criticise the conduct of an individual minister—including the Prime Minister. But if debated,…

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