Downing Street has fuelled the speculation that Theresa May may resign before the next election.
The PM’s spokesman told media that the PM “doesn’t believe the vote today is about who leads the party to the next election. It’s about whether it’s sensible to change leader at this point in [Brexit] negotiations.”
The spokesman would not be drawn on how long the PM might serve and steered journalists away from the idea that she would name an exact departure date.
But the words suggest May could tell MPs in the meetings that she is willing to stand down before the next election, if they allow her to complete the Brexit negotiations and take the country out of the EU on March 29.
In about 5 hours we'll learn whether Theresa May wins or loses her confidence vote.
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