Around 15 Conservative party MPs have agreed to sign a no-confidence motion against British Prime Minister Theresa May as part of a plot to oust her, according to a media report.
Although the letter of no confidence falls short of the 48 names required to trigger a leadership contest, the UK Parliament‘s summer break could prove critical for May’s future as British prime minister, The Sunday Times reported.
“The numbers change from day to day depending on what’s happened but there are about 15 who are fairly consistent in their desire for change. If she has a quiet summer and there are no crises and things are not mismanaged then she might be able to cling on beyond conference, but that is still a big if,” a former minister was quoted as saying.
The reports come days after a summer party in the House of Commons last week where May pleaded with her MPs to “go away and have a proper break and come back ready for serious business”.
“No backbiting, no carping. The choice is me or (Opposition Labour leader) Jeremy Corbyn — and no one wants him,” Conservative MPs who were present reported her as saying.