Confidence and supply
- Group(s): UK Government
In the UK a confidence and supply agreement is normally required in order for a minority government to be able to govern. A confidence-and-supply agreement is one whereby a party or independent members of parliament will support the government in motions of confidence and appropriation or budget (supply) vote, by either voting in favour or abstaining.
The most recent example of a confidence and supply agreement was between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party in June 2017 following the June 2017 General Election.
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