(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence in her leadership later on Wednesday.
Conservative MPs will vote between 18:00 GMT and 20:00 GMT.
Enough letters have been submitted by Conservative politicians to trigger a vote of no confidence in British prime minister Theresa May’s leadership, the media reported on Tuesday.
Citing multiple sources the broadcaster said MPs believe the tally of 48 letters has been reached.
It said the chairman of the Conservative 1922 committee, Graham Brady, has asked to see Mrs May on Wednesday after her weekly question session in parliament.
Andrew Bridgen, a long-standing critic of Mrs May, said he believed “Conservative MPs will vote whether they have confidence or not in a secret ballot at the first opportunity, which I think could be tomorrow night”.
Earlier Mrs May brushed aside speculation of an impending vote of no confidence in her leadership and said her is focus is on securing reassurances from EU leaders on her Brexit deal.
Mrs May spent the day in talks with fellow leaders including Germany’s Angela Merkel and Mark Rutte of the Netherlands. She said she had found a “shared determination” to address MPs’ concerns about the proposed backstop arrangement for the Irish border, in order to allow the deal to be brought back to the House of Commons and ratified.