May braces for no confidence vote from Tory lawmakers

Dec 12, 2018, 4:56 AM EST

British Prime Minister Theresa May, who faces a vote of confidence in her leadership on Wednesday, warned the lawmakers in her Conservative party that a new leader would be forced to delay or stop Brexit, creating even more uncertainty and divisions in the country.

May, who has struggled to drum up support for her Brexit plan, said in a statement that electing a new prime minister won’t alter the parliamentary arithmetic or change the dynamics of negotiations with the EU, reports The Guardian.

Despite May’s resolute will to win the contest, speculations are ripe that she may quit as the party leader if she crosses the line with a slender majority, writes the BBC. However, a victory here would mean an unchallenged leadership spell of at least one year for the embattled prime minister.

Labour’s Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner accused the Conservative Party of prioritizing their internal politics over the interests of the country.