PRIME Minister Theresa May ‘could be forced from office’ after 70 local Conservative association chiefs signed a petition to kick her out.
The unpopular Prime Minister is facing the ‘extraordinary’ challenge, and Tory Associations will call for a general meeting of the National Conservative Convention where they will discuss the Prime Minister’s leadership.
They can’t ‘kick her out’ by themselves, but the vote would put intense pressure on Tory MPs and the 1922 Committee to find a way to forcibly remove Theresa May from office, who is clinging on – despite losing massive amounts of support across the country, and within her own party.
In December the 1922 Committee held a vote of No Confidence in Mrs May, she won – and under current rules, the Tory Party can’t hold another one for another year.
Mrs May said last month that she would exit Number 10 ‘once Brexit was completed,’ but Britain is still in the EU, despite being scheduled to leave on March 29th.
Sources told Politicalite that MPs will work on changing the rules to make it easier to kick the PM out earlier than December.
ITV News said that MPs could also “potentially present the prime minister with a departure date and asking her to agree to it”.
Dinah Glover, chairwoman of London East Area Conservatives said: “She does need to go, now, and we need to reset the negotiations and set a different course.
Ms Glover added: “We do have an extension until the end of October, which actually could be used positively, but I think with Mrs May it’s not going to be used positively”.
Sources have exclusively told Politicalite that the main favourites to replace May are Tory MP Dominic Raab, Sajid Javid and Boris Johnson.