A vote of no confidence has been triggered by members of the parliament against the British Prime Minister, Theresa May. It will take May a majority of Conservative lawmakers — 158 of 315 to support her to survive leadership.
The Washington Post reports: Lawmakers in Britain’s Conservative Party on Wednesday triggered a “no confidence” vote against Prime Minister Theresa May, threatening her leadership as she struggles to secure a deal for Britain to leave the European Union.
“I will contest that vote with everything I’ve got,” said May, speaking outside of Downing Street. “I stand ready to finish the job.”
Removing and replacing the prime minister would take weeks. Changing leaders now, May warned, would “put our country’s future at risk and create uncertainty when we can least afford it.”
The vote over the prime minister’s fate will take place Wednesday evening.
If a large number of Tories vote against her, she may be pressed to resign. If half of the Conservative Party lawmakers vote against her, May would be removed.
The looming no confidence vote throws May’s Brexit deal and Britain’s future relationship with Europe into chaos.