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5/22, 12:35 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Senior Tories prepare new bid to oust May - report

Tory backbenchers on the 1922 Committee's executive committee are starting a new bid to change party rules and force a new confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May, the Sun's political editor Tom Newton Dunn said, citing Joint Executive Secretary of the 1922 Committee Nigel Evans.

Evans said: "We cannot put up with this any longer. I will be asking my colleagues on the 1922 executive tomorrow to agree to a rule change so we can hold an immediate confidence vote. It was the Cabinet’s duty to have acted this morning. They failed, so it’s up to us now."

As many as 21 Tory MPs are now expected to change their mind and stop supporting May's deal following her speech in Parliament on Tuesday. Meanwhile, sources from Downing Street said that the government will "get hammered" by its own side as they will be able to bring over 15 Labour MPs to vote for May's deal.

May has already agreed to step down following the Brexit deal vote and Boris Johnson is seen as the front runner to take over from her.

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