The Sunday Times reported, without citing sources, a top member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party will tell her this week that she must quit her position by the end of June or her lawmakers will try again to oust her.
However, the National Conservative Convention, which represents 800 of the party's highest-ranking officers, will now call an extraordinary general meeting to discuss May's premiership.
A non-binding vote is expected to be held at the meeting, which would, if it showed a lack of confidence, put pressure on the 1922 Committee of Tory MPs to find a way of forcibly removing the prime minister from office, the Evening Standard newspaper said.
Dinah Glover, chairwoman of London East Area Conservatives, who has organised the petition, said: "I am extremely sad that we have had to organise this petition to ask Mrs May to consider her position, but it has become increasingly obvious over the a year ago that she has become the block to Brexit rather the solution".
May says she intends to step down if and when her Brexit deal is passed but if Britain is forced to take part in the European elections, the predicted outcome will further fuel existing internal opposition to her leadership. But there are few signs the gap between the two sides is closing.
A survey of 781 Conservative councillors for the Mail On Sunday found 40% were planning to back the Brexit Party at the May 23 European elections.Читайте также: Records could be smashed as Easter warmth continues with mercury soaring
Lord Adonis wrote last month in the New European that he hoped that the EU elections could be used to stop Brexit, and in September told LBC listeners, "If you are a Brexiteer, I hope you won't vote for the Labour Party because the Labour Party is moving increasingly against Brexit".
Ex-Brexit secretary Dominic Raab was second with 14.7%, according to the poll of 1,128 panel members by the Conservative Home website.
Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party is already leading opinion polls, to the cost of the Tories.
Around 62 per cent of party members planned to vote for Nigel Farage's party if the European elections went ahead in the United Kingdom in May as expected, with only 23 per cent voting Conservative, one suggested.
Nonetheless, Nigel Farage is the next second favorite person to replace her and was only four points short at a 15 percent vote in comparison to Boris Johnson who is the most favorite to replace the prime minister judging from the 19 percent vote garnered during the survey.
The open revolt will make sobering reading for the Prime Minister as the Tories defend more than 4,000 of the 8,000 seats in local elections on 2 May.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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