Tory MPs to Theresa May: Set a date to step down or we’ll force you out

Senior Conservatives will today tell the prime minister to set a firm date to step down rather than being forced out by her own MPs.

Theresa May is holding talks with members of the executive of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tories, as the clamour for a change in party rules to enable a leadership challenge grows.

At the moment she cannot be ousted until December, after a failed attempt to remove her last year.

1922 Committee treasurer Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown told the Press Association: “It would be infinitely preferable if she set…
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