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Theresa May could face vote of no confidence

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
23rd Apr 19 1:17 pm

MPs have returned to Parliament after the Easter break and the prime minister is facing increased threat to her leadership as Brexit is still in deadlock.

70 local association chiefs have signed a petition in an unprecedented vote of no confidence, according to reports.

The petition says local Tory men and women, “no longer feel that Mrs May is the right person to continue as Prime Minister to lead us forward in the negotiations.

“We therefore with great reluctance ask that she considers her position and resigns, to allow the Conservative Party to choose another leader and the country to move forward and negotiate our exit from the EU.”

The Telegraph reported the 70 local association chiefs have called for an extraordinary general meeting of the National Conservative Convention to discuss Theresa May’s future.

The 1922 committee could be placed under immense pressure should a non-binding vote shows lack of confidence in May’s leadership.

This could force May from Downing Street as the Conservative 1922 committee will have to find a way.

Dinah Glover, who has organised the petition told the Telegraph, “I am extremely sad that we have had to organise this petition to ask Mrs May to consider her position but it has become increasingly obvious over the last year that she has become the block to Brexit rather the solution.

“Chairmen have signed the petition because they fear Brexit will not be delivered under her leadership.

“We need a prime minister who believes in the benefits that Brexit can bring to our country to lead us in the negotiations and out of the EU.

“That is the only solution which can satisfy our party and the British people. Enough is enough.”

Sir Graham Brady who is a Conservative MP and chairs the 1922 committee is expected to tell the prime minister the rules over no confidence vote will be changed, unless she steps down.

In late March Brady, reportedly met with the prime minister to inform her most of the Tory party MPs want her to quit her job.

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