Downing Avenue has raised the prospect of Theresa Might resigning earlier than the subsequent election, as she desperately tries to avoid wasting her job forward of a vote of no confidence.

The prime minister’s spokesman mentioned she didn’t regard the vote tonight as‪ deciding who’s going to guide the occasion into the subsequent election, however about who takes the nation by means of Brexit.

The important thing argument her critics have used in opposition to her remaining as chief, is that a lot of her MPs are not looking for her to guide the Conservatives into the subsequent election.

The transfer got here after a assured efficiency by Ms Might at prime minister’s questions within the commons, which her husband Philip watched from the general public gallery.

She was to comply with the session with a number of conferences with MPs after which a crucial group assembly with the backbench 1922 Committee of Conservatives forward of the poll.

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Her spokesman mentioned Ms Might “doesn’t consider the vote at present is about who leads the occasion to the subsequent election.

“It’s about whether or not it’s wise to vary chief at this level in [Brexit] negotiations.”

The spokesman wouldn’t be drawn on how lengthy the PM would possibly serve and steered journalists away from the concept she would identify a precise departure date.

However the phrases recommend Ms Might may inform MPs within the conferences that she is keen to face down earlier than the subsequent election, if they permit her to finish the Brexit negotiations and take the nation out of the EU on March 29.

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A collection of her critics have argued that whereas their colleagues just like the prime minister, they are not looking for her to take the nation into one other election after the disastrous marketing campaign of 2017 – and have used this as approach of persuading fellow Tories to oppose her within the vote of no confidence. 

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