September 2, 2019

Losing confidence

The Fixed-term Parliaments Act and the next election

There is a possibility that the Government may lose a vote of no-confidence. If so, it would be the first occasion on which the provisions of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 about such votes would be tested. The constitutional conventions that govern the situation have not developed and are unclear.


Sir Stephen Laws

Senior Fellow, Judicial Power Project

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