Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, representing Conservative backbenchers, has issued a statement on the matter within the last half hour. He said: “The Prime Minister is determined to secure our departure from the European Union and is devoting her efforts to securing the second reading of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in the week commencing 3rd June 2019 and the passage of that Bill and the consequent departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union by the Summer. “We have agreed that she and I will meeting following the 2nd Reading of the Bill to agree a timetable for the election of a new leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party.”
MPs on the powerful body gave her one last chance to get her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill through the Commons – stepping back from calls to quit now.
But after a “very frank” meeting, 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady revealed Mrs May will meet him again in around two weeks.
And before the meeting had even finished, Boris Johnson officially announced he’ll run for the leadership.
Sir Graham met Mrs May today with the 18-strong executive of the 1922 Committee.
Despite a split down the middle of the powerful group, they agreed not to demand an immediate resignation timetable.
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