By Muhammad Mussa
Conservative MPs have triggered a vote of no confidence in Theresa May after having lost faith in the prime minister to deliver Brexit.
The triggering of the vote of no confidence has plunged the Brexit process into further chaos as Sir Graham Brady, chair of the 1922 Committee, received at least 48 letters needed for a call of a vote of no confidence.
“The threshold of 15% of the parliamentary party seeking a vote of no confidence in the leader of the Conservative Party has been exceeded,” the committee said in a statement on Wednesday.
A ballot will be held between 1800GMT-2000GMT on Dec.12 in accordance with the rules, the statement added.
It said, “The votes will be counted immediately
In order to dismiss the rebellion and secure her position for 12 months, May will need the support of at least 158 Tory MPs.
More than 20 Tory MPs have publicly stated they have submitted letters calling for a vote of no confidence in premier May. The real number of letters submitted, however, is only known to Graham.
In a move that shocked the country, May postponed Tuesday’s meaningful vote on her withdrawal agreement with the EU after finally admitting that deal would’ve been voted down.
The EU repeatedly stated that they will not reconsider the deal and will be unwilling to change any aspects of it, including the highly contentious Irish backstop arrangement.