Tory members say Theresa May must go if she loses Brexit vote

Posted On: 
8th December 2018

Nearly two in every three Conservative Party members think Theresa May should quit as Prime Minister if she loses the Commons vote on her Brexit deal next week.

The survey is a blow for the Prime Minister ahead of next week's crunch vote.
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The findings come in a survey by the grassroots website ConservativeHome and the Times.

This number has increased from the nearly 50% who wanted her to quit when the question was asked early this month.

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The survey also finds that opposition from grassroots members to Mrs May’s Brexit deal has also increased, with 71.5% of party members now wanting MPs to vote against it on Tuesday, up from 68%.

Just 26% of those surveyed do not want MPs to vote against it, down from 30%.

The website suggests that this might indicate anger at Conservative Party resources being used to try and get backing for the deal by distributing supportive materials.

Over 50% of respondents backed a ‘No Deal’ Brexit, with under a quarter supporting renegotiating with Brussels.

Just 16% backed Mrs May’s proposals.

The poll comes as leading eurosceptics including former Brexit Secretary David Davis and ex-International Development Secretary prepare to address party members today.

Mrs. Patel will tell the party faithful: “This deal doesn’t deliver for the country, it doesn’t deliver for Leave voters and it certainly doesn’t deliver for Conservative Party members.”