LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (UK POOL) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would fight a vote of no confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party later on Wednesday (December 12) with “everything I have got”.
Speaking outside her Downing Street office, she said a change of leadership would put Britain’s future at risk and jeopardise Brexit negotiations.
With less than four months left until the United Kingdom is due to exit on March 29, the world’s fifth largest economy was facing the prospect of a disorderly no deal divorce or another divisive referendum on Brexit.
Ministers lined up to express loyalty to May.
Justice Secretary David Gauke warned that if she lost then Brexit would have to be delayed.
A ballot will be held between 1800 and 2000 GMT on Wednesday in a room at the House of Commons and an announcement made as soon as possible afterwards, he said.