Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to step down before the next general election in 2022, should she win the backing of Conservative MP’s in todays no confidence vote.
With less than four months to go before the UK is set to leave the European Union, on March 29, the exit appears to be in chaos.
At a meeting earlier today May announced she would not take the party into the next election due four years from now.
“She did say she wouldn’t be fighting the next general election,” work and pensions minister Amber Rudd told reporters.
“It was quite emotional the way she put it, she said in my heart I wanted to do that but now I recognise that I am not going to.”
The result of the no confidence ballot is due around 9pm this evening and May could be toppled if a majority of 317 Conservative MP’s vote against her.