By Toby Prince
Politicians in Theresa May’s Conservative Party have triggered a vote of no confidence in her leadership, but the embattled British Prime Minister says she will fight with everything she’s got.
A ballot will be held on Wednesday in the House of Commons and an announcement made as soon as possible afterwards, according to Graham Brady, chairman of the party’s so-called 1922 committee.
Mr Brady said he received 48 letters from Conservative MPs indicating their loss of confidence in Mrs May, the required amount to trigger a vote.
Mrs May said she would contest the vote, arguing a leadership change would be devastating for the country.
“I will contest that vote with everything I’ve got,” Mrs May said outside Number 10 Downing street.
“Through good times and bad over the last two years, my passionate belief that a [Brexit] deal is attainable remains intact.”
“A change of leadership in the Conservative Party now would put our future at risk.
“The British people want us to get on with it. We must and we shall deliver on the referendum vote.
“I have devoted myself unsparingly to these tasks since I became Prime Minister, and I stand committed to the job.”