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Everything you need to know about what a vote of no confidence means for Johnson, Corbyn and Brexit

A vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson's government could take place after recess. But what does that mean—and who might win it?

By James Devey  

Who would win a vote of no confidence? Prospect runs the numbers. Photo: PA

What is a vote of no-confidence?

A vote of no-confidence is a motion put forward by the opposition to test the support of the government.

If the government loses one, there are three subsequent possibilities: a new government wins a vote of confidence within 14 days, the previous government wins a vote of confidence within 14 days, or a general election is held.

Why will there be a vote of no confidence?

During Jeremy Corbyn’s…

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