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22 Jul 2019

Minister quits and tries to force emergency debate on Boris Johnson

Political Editor

The Conservative leadership ballot closed this afternoon and we’ll get the result tomorrow, but few doubt Boris Johnson has won. Least of all, Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan, who decided not to wait and resigned today. He then attempted to force an emergency debate on whether a majority of MPs support¬†Mr¬†Johnson. The Speaker didn’t allow that, but it could be a sign of the Commons battles to come.

One new leader has been announced, though. Jo Swinson is the new face of the Lib Dems.