How does a leadership challenge to Boris Johnson work?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will face a confidence vote on Monday after more than 15% of elected
Conservative lawmakers withdrew their support for the British leader following the "partygate" scandal.
Johnson, who helped the Conservatives win a large majority in a 2019 election,
has apologised but said he would not resign after a damning official report
detailed a series of illegal parties at his Downing Street office during COVID-19 lockdowns.
how the challenge to Johnson's leadership will work under the governing Conservative Party's rules:
A leadership challenge is triggered when 15% of Conservative members of parliament (MPs)
write letters demanding a confidence vote to the chairman of the party's "1922 Committee",
which represents party lawmakers who don't have government jobs.