The scale of the rebellion means some government ministers and aides voted against Boris Johnson in the secret ballot, while supporting him in public.
Not since Margaret Thatcher’s leadership challenge in 1990 has there been such a narrow margin in a confidence vote: 211 Conservative legislators voted to support Johnson, while 148 voted against.
That means 40 percent of the prime minister’s colleagues refused to back him.
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Kevin Craig – Political communications specialist and CEO and founder of PLMR Communications
Ross Greer – Scottish Green Party politician and member of the Scottish Parliament
Alan Mendoza – Executive director of The Henry Jackson Society