Theresa May faces growing calls to quit amid new Brexit revolt: Live updates
Backbenchers in Theresa May's Conservative Party wants to decide today, on a move that could set up the final days of the embattled prime minister's tenure.
MP Nigel Evans told CNN that the 1922 Committee of the backbench MPs want to discuss changing the party's rules to allow for a second challenge against May in the space of a few months. [1
9659004] Currently in a state of emergency, it may not be challenged in its party for one year after surviving a vote.
"18 Conservative MPs want to meet today … and we want to decide whether we want to change the rules or not," Evans said.
"But we'll see because we had a vote a few weeks ago and We decided to bring the lawsuit to the House of Representatives and the Labor Party has broken the deadlock
A Spokesperson for Nigel Evans, who is the Joint Executive Secretary of the 1922 Committee, said he is in favor of changing the rules.
If the rules are changed, it would likely prompt an almost immediate challenge against May, in an effort to force out.
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