BBC reports no-confidence vote in Theresa May’s leadership to take place after threshold reached

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Theresa May. Photo: Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (OGL 3)

The BBC have reported on Tuesday evening that enough letters have been submitted by Conservative Members of Parliament to trigger a vote of no confidence in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership.

Multiple sources who believe the tally of 48 has been reached were quoted in the report.

According to the BBC’s Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the Conservative lawmakers’ 1922 committee, who is responsible for the collection of the letters of no confidence, has asked to see May on Wednesday after her weekly question session in parliament. However, she added that confirmation was unlikely until Wednesday.

Downing Street sources have said they had not been told by Sir Graham if the threshold had been reached, but would not confirm if a meeting with the MP was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

If 48 letters had been received, Mrs May could have to face to a vote of confidence by her MPs before the end of the week. Should she lose, a leadership content would follow to choose the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister.

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