Theresa May could set resignation date next week

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Prime Minister Theresa May could set a date for her resignation in the coming days, the chairman of the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, has said.

The PM said she will step down when her Brexit deal is ratified by Parliament, but some MPs want a fixed date.

Brady said he expects a “clear understanding” of that timetable once she has met the committee, which she will do on Wednesday. Brady also refused to rule out running himself to replace May.

Brady made the statement while speaking to BBC Radio 4’s The Week in Westminster. He said the 1922 Committee had asked her to give “clarity” about her plans for the future, and she had “offered to come and meet with the executive”.

The 1922 Committee is an elected body of Tory MPs that represents backbenchers and oversees the party’s leadership contests.





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