12 December 2018 • 1:32pm Vote of no confidence triggered in Theresa May PM vows to fight on ‘with everything I have got’ PM warns changing leader risks stopping Brexit Almost half of Tory MPs publicly pledge support Vote taking place at 6pm today, result at 9pm Downing Street hints PM could quit before next election Will the Prime Minister win the vote? Who are the PM’s die-hard Remainer advisers? The runners and riders: Who could replace the PM Sign up: new-look Brexit Bulletin | WhatsApp group Theresa May’s hopes of staying on as Prime Minister have been given a major boost after almost half of Tory MPs publicly backed her ahead of a crunch vote of no confidence. Mrs May vowed to fight on with “everything I have got” after the ballot was triggered by disgruntled Tory backbenchers as she warned ousting her could risk Brexit being stopped. Some 155 Tory MPs have pledged their support to the PM, according to analysis by the Telegraph, which puts her just a handful short of the 158 names she will need to win tonight’s vote. Meanwhile, Downing Street hinted Mrs May could step down as leader before the next general election in an apparent bid to persuade… Read full this story
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