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Labour will force a no confidence vote in new PM as soon as they take office, warns Labour's John McDonnell who says Theresa May's replacement will face 'moral pressure' to call election Labour will seek to force a vote of no confidence in the next Prime Minister Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said Theresa May's successor would face 'moral pressure' to call a general election Recent opinion polls put Labour seven points clear on the Tories who are in third place behind the Brexit Party 

By Joel Adams For Mailonline

Published: 15:55 BST, 26 May 2019 | Updated: 15:55 BST, 26 May 2019

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Labour will seek to force a vote of no confidence in Theresa May's successor as soon as he or she takes office, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has warned.

Speaking as the race to be next Tory leader - and Prime Minister of the minority Conservative government - got underway, the shadow chancellor said the newcomer would face 'moral pressure' to call an election.

Asked on BBC Radio 4's Today programme if Labour would call a no-confidence motion in the next Tory leader, the shadow chancellor said: 'Yes, because we believe any incoming prime minister in these circumstance should go to the country anyway and seek a mandate.'

The Labour shadow chancellor, photographed this week in Westminster, has said his party will try to force an immediate no confidence motion in Mrs May's successor

The Labour shadow chancellor, photographed this week in Westminster, has said his party will try to force an immediate no confidence motion in Mrs May's successor

A poll two weeks ago gave Labour a seven-point lead over the Conservatives who languished in third place behind the new Brexit Party formed by Nigel Farage.

David Cameron secured a surprise narrow majority for the Tories against Ed Miliband in 2015, but when she tried to improve on that position in 2017 Mrs May lost her majority as Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party made gains.

Her minority

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