BREAKING: Theresa May to ‘resign TONIGHT’ – cabinet sources say

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PRIME Minister Theresa May is set to resign tonight, cabinet sources have reportedly revealed.

Sources in the cabinet are said to have confirmed May will announce her resignation this evening.

It comes after the Prime Minister received a barrage of criticism over her handling of Brexit, including her making a last-ditch plea to the Commons to vote her deal through.

But MPs were in no negotiating mood, with senior Labour and Conservative ministers slamming her proposal, saying she had no chance of getting them to back her.

According to Whitehall sources, Andrea Leadsom is set to launch a leadership bid, with unconfirmed reports from Sky saying David Lidington will take over as acting PM.
MP Tom Tugendhat has told Sky News that he has no intention of standing in a leadership race but will endorse Michael Gove.
If the embattled PM does go in hours, it will seemingly be a case of her walking before she was shoved.

There was mounting speculation MP Nigel Evans was leading a push to remove her from office, with a meeting of backbenchers set for later to plan a full-on coup.

MPs have been set to vote at the Conservatives’ ruling 1922 Committee to change the leadership rules – which opens to door for May to be forced out.

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