Stoke Central MP Gareth Snell calls for vote of no confidence in Theresa May

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Stoke-on-Trent Central MP Gareth Snell has called for Theresa May to table a motion of no confidence in her own Cabinet.

Mr Snell, who was elected in February in a by-election, was debating the June 8 General Election with MPs in the House of Commons when he made the comments.

The Labour MP said: “One way she could secure the votes of me and my honourable friends is to table a motion of no confidence in her own Cabinet, which I will happily vote for.”

A total of 522 MPs voted in favour of holding the election with 13 voting against the Prime Minister’s plans.

A vote of no confidence would be passed if a majority of MPs felt they did not have confidence in the government.

The last time there was a no confidence vote was against Labour in 1979 under James Callaghan.

Mr Snell added: “The Prime Minister, in calling this election, essentially says she doesn’t have confidence in her own government to deliver a Brexit deal for Britain.”

In response, Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn stated he also had no confidence in the government.

Mr Corbyn also congratulated Mr Snell on his recent by-election win in Stoke-on-Trent Central.

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