British PM May should call a leadership contest, former party chairman says

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 05, 2017 7:20 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May should call a leadership election and as many as 30 of her lawmakers support telling her to go, former Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps said on Friday.

"I think she should call a leadership election," Shapps told BBC Radio 5 live. "The writing is on the wall."

Shapps, who chaired the party between 2012 and 2015, said up to 30 Conservative lawmakers backed the bid to tell May to go.

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(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Sandra Maler)