Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the Conservative 1922 committee, has reportedly told Theresa May that MPs want her to stand down over her handling of Brexit.

He visited the Prime Minister at Downing Street on Monday, where he told her that the number of colleagues calling for her to go was growing.According to The Daily Telegraph  the Altrincham and Sale West MP broke the news in a “neutral” manner after he was “bombarded with text messages” by Tories calling for her to be confronted.

The paper said that it was one of a series of direct confrontations with Conservative MPs in the run-up to the summit.

Mrs May was said to have been challenged by a group of 15 whips just before last week’s meaningful vote – which she lost by 149 votes – with one directly calling on her to quit, while others warned that the trust of backbenchers had been lost


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