Prime Minister Theresa May Faces Leadership Challenge Following Vote Of No Confidence

Prime minister Theresa May will face a leadership challenge after the threshold was passed for a vote of no confidence.

The threshold of 48 letters calling for a leadership vote from Tory MPs was passed, triggering a vote of no confidence.

A ballot this between 6pm and 8pm this evening will now determine her fate as leader. More than 158 MPs will have to vote against her in order for her to be outed.

Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the backbench 1922 committee of Conservative MPs, said in a statement: "The threshold of 15 percent of the parliamentary party seeking a vote of confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party has been exceeded.

Theresa May will be fighting for her leadership today. Credit: PA
Theresa May will be fighting for her leadership today. Credit: PA

"In accordance with the rules, a ballot will be held between 1800 and 2000 on Wednesday 12th December in committee room 14 of the House of Commons.

"The votes will be counted immediately afterwards and an announcement will be made as soon as possible in the evening.

"Arrangements for the announcement will be released later today."

Some Conservative MPs have come out in support of the prime minister.

Mrs May has been prime minister since 2016, taking up the position shortly after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

She lost her majority after calling a snap election in 2017.

She has been under pressure of late following criticism of her Brexit plan.

It is understood she will make a statement out side 10 Downing Street later this morning.

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