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Boris Johnson will face a no-confidence vote on Monday evening, in the biggest test of his leadership yet.

Chair of the backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, confirmed this morning that enough Conservative MPs have submitted letters of no confidence to force the vote.

Mr Johnson needs to win the support of more than 50 per cent of all Tory MPs to remain in position as both Tory leader and prime minister.

A vote has been brewing for months since the Partygate scandal first erupted last December and Sue Gray’s full report into lockdown-breaking parties appears to have finally tipped Tory MPs over the edge.

Here’s everything you need to know about it.

When will we know the result of the confidence vote?

The vote will take place between 6-8pm.

Sir Graham said in a statement: “The votes will be counted immediately afterwards. An announcement will be made at a time to be advised. Arrangements for the announcement will be released later today.”

That means we will know at some time after 8pm whether Mr Johnson is being ousted as prime minister.

How does the vote work?

A ballot box is expected to be placed in a meeting room on the first floor of the Palace of Westminster.

Tory MPs will be forbidden from taking any pictures inside the room, to discourage party whips from demanding photographic evidence that an MP has voted in support of the Prime Minister.

If an MP is away from Westminster today, they can nominate a colleague to vote on their behalf as a proxy. Those submitting a proxy vote must also send an email to the 1922 Committee outlining their voting intention by 4pm.

Following the vote this evening, Sir Graham Brady will assemble MPs and journalists in the same meeting room.

He will then declare that the Conservative Party either does or does not have confidence in the Prime Minister, and reveal the number of votes cast for each side.

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What happens if Boris Johnson wins?

It is expected the Prime Minister will secure enough votes to remain leader.

If he does secure that number, Mr Johnson will in theory be safe from a further challenge for the next 12 months. The 1922 Committee does not allow more than one vote of no confidence in a leader within a single year.

He will remain as both Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader.

However, winning the vote may not draw a line under the issue of Partygate and end questions over Mr Johnson’s leadership.

Facing a confidence vote can tarnish and weaken a leadership. High-profile Tories including Jeremy Hunt have stated their lack of confidence in the Prime Minister, and he will have to fight hard to win back the trust of those who vote against him.

What happens if Boris Johnson loses?

If Mr Johnson loses, a long list of Tory contenders would be whittled down by MPs to just two, before the 100,000-strong Conservative Party membership holds a one-member-one-vote election to pick their new leader, and therefore the new prime minister.

Ahead of tonight’s crunch vote, Mr Johnson’s team have sent a document to all Tory MPs stating why they should support him.

The main points in the document state the need to focus on the Ukraine war, the cost of living crisis, and a warning that a Tory leadership contest would lead to “civil war” in the party and ultimately benefit the Labour Party.

It also highlights the successes of Mr Johnson’s Government, including the rapid vaccine roll out and the “unprecedented” support for workers and businesses throughout the pandemic.

A number of MPs have already come out in support of the Prime Minister, including Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab.

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