Graham Brady said to allow new no confidence vote if May doesn't announce resignation date tomorrow

Author: Justin Low | Category: News

The Guardian reports

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The report says that 1922 Committee chair, Graham Brady treasurer, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown*, has said that he will allow a new no confidence vote in the prime minister if she doesn't announce a resignation date tomorrow. Adding that Clifton-Brown believes that there is overwhelming pressure to change the rules and hold a ballot on confidence in May.

As mentioned earlier, Brady is the one who can tip the scales here as he had earlier struck a deal with May to allow her up to early June before resigning. However, the 1922 Committee held a secret ballot yesterday to vote on changing the rules so as to be able to call a no confidence motion against May immediately.

Hence, the current suggestion is that if May doesn't announce a departure date by tomorrow, the committee will take things into their own hands and read out the results of the secret ballot - which is likely to allow for the rules to be changed.

*Update by The Guardian, it wasn't Brady who made the comments but it was Clifton-Brown

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