Should Theresa May stay or go?
As speculation mounts over the Prime Minister’s future, with several of her MP’s trying to undermine her leadership, we ask for your views.
After a very challenging speech at the Conservative Party Conference this week, tongues are wagging again about her credibility.
Allies of Theresa May have claimed the plot to oust her from Number 10 is set to “fizzle out” after former Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps was identified as the ringleader.
Mr Shapps insisted there was growing support among a “broad spread” of Tory MPs for a leadership contest in the wake of the Prime Minister’s chaotic party conference speech.
Mr Shapps was named by the Times as the leader of a group of around 30 Tory MPs planning to send a delegation to Mrs May to tell her she must go.
Senior ministers, meanwhile, continued to rally round Mrs May, with Environment Secretary Michael Gove – who ran against her in last year’s leadership contest – saying she was doing a “fantastic job”.
He said the “overwhelming majority” of Tory MPs – including the “entirety” of the Cabinet – wanted her to carry on.
“She showed an amazing degree of resilience and courage this week, of a piece with the fantastic leadership she has shown through the time that she has been Prime Minister,” he told the Today programme.
“The truth is that the overwhelming majority of people want the Prime Minister to concentrate on doing the job which 14 million people elected her to do earlier this year.
“I think it would be disrespectful to those 14 million people to do anything other than concentrate on those areas where action is necessary.”
What are your views? Should she remain or go? What would you do in her shoes? Do you think she is still a credible leader? Is there anyone better to take her place?
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