NBC News reports:
Theresa May vowed to fight for her political life Wednesday after members of her own party triggered a vote of no-confidence in her leadership over her handling of Brexit. If she loses the vote, which will take place on Wednesday evening, she will be out as Conservative leader, and will likely outline when she will stand down as UK Prime Minister.
The starting gun was fired after 48 Conservative Members of Parliament submitted letters demanding a vote to the 1922 Committee, which represents rank-and-file Conservative MPs in the House of Commons. Appearing on the steps of Downing Street, May was in bullish mood, promising to fight the contest with “everything I’ve got.”
May is addressing the House of Commons at this writing.
Sir Graham Brady: Result of no confidence announced at 9pm tonight. Theresa May is privately informed first before it is made public. #toryleadership
— Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) December 12, 2018
— ITV News (@itvnews) December 12, 2018
‘I will contest this vote with everything I’ve got’ – Prime Minister Theresa May vows to fight on after a vote of no confidence has been triggered against her leadership.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 12, 2018
Theresa May’s Brexit deal:
❌ no confidence from the public
❌ no confidence from parliament
— The Labour Party (@UKLabour) December 12, 2018