Prime minister replies after Leadsom quits as leader of the House of Commons
There is now widespread speculation Theresa May could announce her date of departure as early as Friday when she is due to meet Sir Graham Brady, chair of the backbench 1922 Committee.
The BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg tweets:
Whispers tonight number 10 might be looking for a window btw polls closing tomorrow night and Friday mid morning when it turns into a public removal of PM - this is such a febrile situation that it’s v v hard to know what’s going on beyond simple truth that she’s on way out https://t.co/ce1j9p4hLQ
Speaking to reporters after her resignation, Leadsom said she could not support the Withdrawal Agreement Bill’s new elements.Continue reading...
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