Theresa May to meet backbench committee as calls for her resignation grow

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Prime Minister Theresa May is today set to meet Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of influential Tory backbencher group – the 1922 Committee – amid calls for her to set a concrete resignation date.

The 1922 Committee had recently made it public that they were unhappy at the lack of clarity on the timeframe of May’s departure.

Downing Street has this morning insisted that the meeting is just routine, however, with the mounting pressure on the PM to steer Brexit to a respectable conclusion, this meeting will hold a lot more significance than normal.

Many backbench Tory MPs are reportedly planning on holding a ‘no confidence vote’ on the 15th June, should more issues arise.

Britain had been due to leave the EU on 29 March, but the deadline was pushed back to 31 October after Parliament was unable to agree on a way forward.

Furthermore, more pressure has fallen May following last week’s local election results, in which the Conservatives lost 1334 councillors across England.

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