May faces showdown meeting with Tory grandees on resignation date

Theresa May is facing a showdown meeting with senior Tories demanding she sets a firm resignation date.

The Prime Minister is holding talks with members of the executive of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservative MPs on Thursday as the clamour for her to make clear when she will exit Number 10 grows.

Committee treasurer Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown told the Press Association: “It would be infinitely preferable if she set a date rather than us force her out.

“It’s better that she does it than we have a vote of confidence.
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