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State & Ceremonial

Boris Johnson expected to call snap general election after his is majority destroyed

Boris Johnson is expected to call a snap general election on Wednesday after a number of Conservative MPs defied the party whip to vote against him in crucial Brexit votes.

The group of rebel MPs, which includes a former Chancellor and the Father of the House, have now lost the government whip meaning they will sit as independents.

The Queen is watching events closely from Balmoral as a new government looks likely to be formed.

The 21 Conservative MPs who rebelled against the government includes a former Chancellor, the Father of the House of Commons and Sir Winston Churchill’s grandson.