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Boris Johnson Could Be Ousted as an MP If He’s Suspended for Lying

  • UK Parliament takes oral evidence in the fall over ‘partygate’
  • Panel is probing Johnson’s statements to Commons about scandal
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson’s UK premiership is already set to end in September after he was defenestrated by his Conservative MPs. Now he faces the prospect of not even being able to sit with them in the House of Commons.

A parliamentary panel is looking at whether Johnson lied to lawmakers over the illegal parties held in Downing Street during the pandemic, for which he received a police fine. Speaker Lindsay Hoyle confirmed Thursday that if he is found guilty and suspended for 10 Parliament sitting days or 14 calendar days, voters in Johnson’s district would get to decide if they still want him as an MP.