Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, on Wednesday, vowed to contest a no-confidence vote over her leadership position.
Over 45 members of May’s Conservative Party (CP) had petitioned the 1922 Committee – the body responsible for instituting the removal process of the Prime Minister- reaching the threshold of 15 per cent.
Graham Brady, Chairman of the 1922 Committee, in a statement on Wednesday confirmed that a vote will be held in the House of Commons to determine the Prime Minister’s fate.
But speaking outside her Downing Street office today, May said “I will contest that vote with everything Iâ€™ve gotâ€. She added that changing course now could derail the Brexit process.
â€œWeeks spent tearing ourselves apart will only create more divisions,â€ May said in a statement delivered outside her Downing Street office, adding: â€œI stand ready to finish the job.â€
BBC reports that conservative MPs will vote from 18:00 GMT to 20:00 GMT (7pm to 9pm Nigerian time).
A result is expected immediately after the voting and counting are concluded.
May is facing a huge backlash from both her party members, her collaborating governing party, Democratic Union Party (DUP), and the major opposition Labour Party (LP), especially with regards to the Brexit agreement deal she made with the European Union (EU). Many British legislators say the deal does not represent the true wishes of the British people, who voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.
They also argue that May’s deal would leave Britain in a state of perpetual indebtedness to the EU.