Johnson wins backing of 211 out of 359 Conservative lawmakers, more than simple majority needed to remain in power, but still sees a significant rebellion of 148 MPs.
The British prime minister faces a crucial Tory party confidence vote after a threshold of 15 percent of the parliamentary party seeking a vote of confidence was reached.
The inquiry by Civil servant Sue Gray said the “senior leadership team ... must bear responsibility” for a culture that allowed events to take place that “should not have been allowed to happen”.
Parliament’s Committee of Privileges will investigate whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson knowingly misled Parliament – historically a resigning offence if proven.
Boris Johnson, who is the first British Prime Minister ever found to have broken the law while in office, insisted he didn't mislead Parliament, and brushed off calls to resign.
The fine was for attending a surprise birthday gathering in Boris Johnson's honour on the afternoon of June 19, 2020 in the Cabinet Room at Number 10.
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British PM Boris Johnson's four close aides, including his chief of staff, resign as anger widens over his government's Covid lockdown parties.
British police have said they will investigate reports of a spate of parties held at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's residence and office during Covid-19 lockdowns.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's approval ratings have slumped since "partygate" allegations related to his breach of coronavirus restrictions in 2020 emerged last month.
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